Learning to Knit, Episode 1 2003

“Learning to Knit: Episode I” 2002 from daniella dooling on Vimeo.

camera and editing by Les LeVeque

(38 second excerpt) Total running time 54:50 minutes Color, Stereo

Learning to Knit is a performance-based video project. Nine episodes chronicle the artist’s pregnancy, her struggle to learn knitting from a “How to” book, and the media construction of the impending war with Iraq. Learning to Knit is a slapstick parody of motherhood and the history of women’s knitting during wartime.