Knitting is a method by which yarn is manipulated to create a textile or fabric; it is used in many types of garments and may be done by hand or by machine. The objective of this workshop is to explore knitting from a different perspective.
Elie Mouhanna is an artist, designer, self-taught crocheter and knitter, and founder of Marṣabēn. Mouhanna graduated with a MA in Graphic Design from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), but went on to launch his career as an artist. That transition was accompanied by a persistent development of a personal relationship with crochet and knitting. Years later, Mouhanna thought it was time to spread the skill and expose his textile-based projects, so Marṣabēn was born. However, the first crochet project to ever see the light, few months before the initiation of Marṣabēn, was Spectral Configuration, a multimedia collaborative art installation that was exhibited in April-May 2015 as part of Vertical Collisions at Station Beirut. For that project, Mouhanna crocheted a 4-meter long human body using nickel-plated copper wire.
Dates March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Time 6pm – 8pm
Capacity 6 participants
Language English and Arabic
Level(s) All levels
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