Sunday, July 22, 2012
Yarnbomb the Dayton Art Institute!
Click here to read about the exhibit.
To participate, download the rules and release form here.
Local and infamous yarnbombers Corrine Bayraktaroglu and Nancy Mellon have already started decorating the trees and will be back for more. (DAI yarnbombing photo by Corrine Bayraktaroglu) Rumor has it that those wacky Cincinnati yarnbombers, Bombshells of Cincinnati (photo below), will be up to their shenanigans at the DAI today. To learn about the Bombshells, visit their blog http://thebombshellsyarn.blogspot.com/ or find them on Facebook: Bombshells of Cincinnati.
Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.
While yarn installations--called yarn bombs or yarnstorms--may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. Nonetheless, the practice is still technically illegal, though it is not often prosecuted vigorously.
While other forms of graffiti may be expressive, decorative, territorial, socio-political commentary, advertising or vandalism, yarn bombing was initially almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places.