Amanda Thatch: “Long Draw (Training for Spinsterhood)”

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Virtual Event
@ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Livestream Performance: Amanda Thatch
Long Draw (Training for Spinsterhood)
Friday, April 16, 2021, and Friday, April 23, 2021. 1-3PM CT.


As part of her Design Studies Master in Fine Arts exhibition Tromp as Writ, Amanda Thatch will be spinning yarn in the window of the Ruth Davis Design Gallery on two Friday afternoons. Thatch will be using this time to make thread and listen to stories on audiobook. The work in Tromp as Writ is about convergences of text and textiles, and this performance is an additional way for Thatch to combine cloth and language in one experience.

Thatch invites you to play the livestream in the background – maybe on mute, listening to music or stories of your own – and use the time to join her in doing something that lets you enjoy how small actions over time accumulate into something larger. Whether you choose to spin, knit, cook, practice an instrument, read, draw, or something else entirely, Thatch hopes the performance gives you a reason to engage in something you enjoy, knowing that at least one other person is working along with you.

Tromp as Writ is a Design Studies Master in Fine Arts Exhibition supported by the Center for Design and Material Culture and the Design Studies department at the School of Human Ecology.

display window containing a spinning wheel, stool, and assortment of multi-colored threads.
Image Courtesy of Amanda Thatch.

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closely cropped image of a moving spinning wheel with thread and a hand guiding the thread.