Sunday, March 20, 2011
Guerilla Knitting #1
Guerilla knitting is a type of street art that employs colourful displays of knitted cloth wrapped around public property like trees, street signs or lampposts. The phenomenon, called "yarnbombing" is thought to have originated in the US. Yesterday I saw it for the first time in Vienna on some trees on Ringstraße and I found out that there was a special reason for this initiative: On 19 March 1911 there was the first big demonstration for women´s rights in Vienna. On the occasion of the centenary of this demonstration 100 knitted artworks were installed along its itinerary.