Crocheted Cocoon

These photos show scenes from a performance art piece by Bea Camacho. She calls it "Enclosure." She crocheted an cocoon for herself for 11 hours without interruption. In an interview, Camacho explained how crocheting is a way of returning home:

My work deals with experiences of isolation created by physical, mental or emotional separation. A lot of this is deeply connected with my personal experience of having moved away from home at the age of eleven and grown up apart from my family. Along with themes of separation and isolation, I want the work to address ideas of home and belonging. To me, crochet is associated with home, warmth and security. However, this notion formed quite outside my own experience. I did not grow up with mothers or grandmothers who crocheted or knitted. For me, the crocheting refers to a somewhat idealized version of home. I hope that in my work it speaks to ideas of comfort and discomfort, familiarity and alienation. I was also drawn to crocheting because of its repetitive and meditative nature. I think there is often an obsessive quality to my work.  

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