Friday, 30 September 2011

Arkiv: De ufullendte / Archive: The Unfinished Ones






Arkiv: De ufullendte / Archive: The Unfinished Ones, Kari Steihaug. A fantastic book from Magikon . A whole book full of unfinished knittings and the stories behind it.

"Archive: The Unfinished Ones is about the poetry in imperfection and about directing attention to something failed and lost. It is a documentary project and can simultaneously be read as an expression of many aspects of life that turn out differently than we plan." Kari Steihaug

15 comments:

Anna Emilia said...

It looks like a very nice book. To admit myself, that just yesterday I went through my own cabinet of unfinished things, only talking about cloth and yarn this time. There is a box at my parents´ where all the unfinished projects of my mother are. One of the biggest treasures for: to think to who it might have been meant to, how it could look like. But more than that, they are just perfect like that, unfinished. Still so full of ideas, thoughts, dreams.

Happy weekend Camilla.

kara rane said...

hi Camilla
this is a very special project, bitter~sweet. How often Life is not completed under our control, but at the organic destiny of so much more. I can feel all these pieces sewn together into a whole.
*much kindness*

Julie Lapointe - La Datcha said...

How interesting that someone thought about doing a book on this subject...
As Kara said, this is a bitter-sweet project; very moving to learn about the stories attached to each of these unfinished objects.
Have a good weekend!

aloÿse said...

j'ai envie de regarder encore et encore la moindre chose montrée ici.

marie-louise said...

Jaa, tänk den där ljuvliga Kari Steinhaug!

dragonlane said...

I feel that this honors those things that remain unfinished... imperfect. "Failed and lost" as the author said. I love it. I don't feel so bad about my drawers full of half done projects or things that just turned out ugly. Or any of my less than perfect ideas.

Anne Nowak said...

What a fantastic book!!!

at swim-two-birds said...

wow, what an amazing project; and sooo
beautiful.

Kaylovesvintage said...

great book

gracia said...

Brilliance! What a book. Yes, here is to the unfinished project! Thanks for posting this.

cinzia ruggieri said...

It looks so interesting!A great idea.Thank you for the suggestion,Camilla!

Annas Camping said...

Ja, hun gjør kjempefine prosjekter!

Sydney said...

fantastic! they look so 3D! xx

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Sydney said...

yes yes yes yes :)

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BumbleVee said...

I have boxes of dolls heads, arms and legs.... oh, and some bodies too of course...hahahhah... a bit more gruesome looking than socks I'll admit....