(compressed version -a bit darker than original)
TUTORIAL#6 refers to instructional videos by survivalists.
Three men meet. They have a conversation made up by fragments quotations I have collected from instructional tutorial videos and on-line forums about survival.
During the meeting, they all make a flower out of gaffer tape, zip-ties and para-cord.
A flower is useless in a survival situation. I wish to question the reality of the whole situation and art making as a activity. What is useful, what is human?
The work is initially made for an exhibition related to the tapestry weaver Frida Hansen (1855-1931) and also includes sculptures. I was interested in the gender roles assigned to textile craft and the purpose involved in these activities (craft clubs- craft as therapy). My project is a fictional account of the very male dominated culture of survivalist, where knowing you craft and materials is highly regarded.