2013, 19:19 minutes, colour, English
LOOM MUSIC is the latest installment in my never-ending, obsessive, and aimless research into textiles and textile guild history on the Canadian Prairies. The video is titled after the respectable hand bound periodical about weaving created by Ethel Henderson and Mary Sandin, and published from 1944 to 1964. Throughout their careers Mx. Henderson and Sandin embodied a perfect synergy of brass tacks organization and skillful accomplishment. It is really too bad that my video about weaving can never be as purposeful as a quilting bee, or as functional as a blanket. LOOM MUSIC is in part a fabricated herstory of the 1975 inauguration of the Alberta Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild, and in part an excuse to hire other artists to put on costumes, sing, and get to know what I'm interested in. 5 years in the making and 40 years in the storyline, this soft focus epic was fated to skimp on answers and go heavy on questions from the beginning.
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