The Netherlands, 1968
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Thesis: Da Capo al Fine; Standardisation, Diversification, Translation
The Sonic Knit is a circular knitting machine that consists of 12 needles. Each needle is hitting a sound element when knitting. The sound elements are tuned in half tone steps, all the notes of an octave. I am part of the machine and with every row I knit, a 12 tone line, a dodecaphonic line, is played. The thread is leading down from the ceiling and guided by a second-dial of an analogue clock. Making a circle in 60 seconds this means 5 seconds per stitch. The stretchy knit, simple in appearance, embodies in its folds the research, repetition and history of knitting.