28 Oct '16, 2pm

Enchanting forest of crocheted coral reefs comes to MAD Museum

“When Christine and I started the project a decade ago, we joked that if the Great Barrier Reef ever died out, our crochet reef would be something to remember it by,” said Margaret Wertheim. “Now scientists are saying this might really happen, so the project is racing against time. Time is at the heart of our practice: it takes huge amounts of time to crochet these works, just as it takes huge amounts of time for coral polyps to grow actual reefs. It’s a slow process that can’t be automated or mechanically reproduced. Living reefs, with their immense taxonomic diversity, have evolved over vast stretches of time, and so too the diverse ecology of our crochet reefs results from an ongoing evolutionary process in which our community of contributors continually expands and builds on what’s come before.”

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/enchanting-forest-of-crocheted-c...

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