During the research, our challenge was to experiment with charcoal and ink and the way it reacts to different materials and liquids.
From this research phase and our conversations with ex-coal miners, I discovered relations and contrasts between the knitting technique and the coal mine system.
- Going from left to right
- Going up and down.
- Working towards a certain desired result. ( black gold and knitting piece )
- Having a different sense of time
- The contrast between knitting and coal mine work (knitting is known as women's craftsmanship but works in coal mines as men's jobs.)
- the contrast of black and white color