Event type: All Ages
In conversations with family members around the dinner table, little moments of stress, anxiety, panic, abuse, disagreement, anger, addiction, sadness and loss all occurred within the context of a good meal. In order to better understand how these behaviors have been passed down from generation to generation, these seemingly little moments are transformed into rugs, bearing the impact of these memories through yarn and cloth. Through the process of autoethnography, I explore how my work lies in the space where narrative, psychological resilience, mat making and food intersect.
About Larry Weyand:
Larry Weyand is a performance artist and rug hooker whose work defies the established properties of traditional floor decor and domesticity. Fueled by the complex history of processed foods and emotional trauma, Larry investigates how hard-to-swallow narratives can occupy space within the soft, fluffy boundaries of textile-based craft. Having completed their MFA at Concordia University in Fibres & Material Practices, Larry is now a visiting professor in Fibres & Textiles at Memorial University’s Grenfell campus in their new home in Newfoundland. Growing up in both Montreal, Quebec and Biddeford, Maine, Larry enjoys a good road trip.
You can learn more about Larry and see their work at www.larryweyand.com and on instagram @larrycweyand.
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