Making is Thinking


Garth Knight
Duration: up to 5 days

Garth Knight's meditative rope structures give expression to his thinking on the making of consciousness through interconnectivity. This meditative occupation, which is a labour of the hands, may be described in terms coined by Richard Sennet as 'intuitive guidance'. This practice of craftsmanship, increasingly diminishing in our era of technology, develops in the maker a refined capacity to work with resistance, to negotiate autonomy and authority, to engage the world using minimum force, to play. Sennet argues that it is through this form of activity that people learn to work well; to govern themselves and become good citizens. Garth Knight invites willing participants to be suspended with him in a type of bond, challenging their own capacity for stillness. To experience the work is to be inspired by the highly relational nature of all things.