Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
12' x 8' projection
Artist: Amy Franceschini
w/Stijn Schiffeleer, Jeff den Broeder, Chad Growchoski,
Headlands Center for the Arts.
One month after the United States invaded Iraq, Futurefarmers
put out a public call for people to come to the Marin
Headlands to join in a Human Knot. A
human knot starts out with a group of people holding hands
in a big circle. People are then asked to get tangled
and twisted up without letting go of each others hands.
This creates a giant knot of humans wriggling around try
to get undone. It becomes quite uncomfortable and demands
focus, cooperation and organization. This knot took almost
33 minutes to untie, but through a peaceful cooperation
of all participants, the knot resumed to a circle of people
joined by the hands.
300 people RSVP'd to this call, but due to the limits
of the National Park Service at the Headlands, we were
asked to keep our gathering to a minimum and had to
turn away 265 people. Thank you to those who did come!