Amy Twigger Holroyd is going to be an artist in residence at a BMW plant. Wow!
From the press release …
“Amy Twigger Holroyd has become artist in residence at BMW Plant Hams Hall for June and July, and, in collaboration with BMW and the Lichfield Festival, she is working with Coleshill Primary School children and BMW employees to make replica car parts from knitted and crocheted materials.”
“The Knitted Engine is a collaborative piece exploring the hidden similarities between engineering and knitting. Traditional knitting and crochet techniques will be used to construct a replica BMW engine – presented as a three-dimensional exploded diagram – in a clash of creative cultures.”
Amy said: “We picture mechanical engineering to be professional, precise, masculine, industrial and serious, while knitting is thought of as feminine, domestic, amateur, thrifty
and cosy. However, the two practices do share common characteristics. Both involve the application of knowledge to design and build objects, and success in either activity requires a deep understanding of the properties of a selected material.”
I look forward to seeing the pictures, for shizzle.