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  • Susan Albanese

    "In 2005, MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) presented a monumental and uniquely American sculptural installation by Dave Cole. Cole’s project The Knitting Machine comprised two excavators specially fitted with massive 20′ knitting needles which produced an oversized American flag, which can be seen as both a celebratory gesture of pride and a commentary on America’s role in world affairs.” (

  • Lisa Rockford

    Dave Cole, knitting, machine, US flag, performance, grandiose, fiber art

  • Penny Pennington

    Dave Cole: The Knitting Machine by Jack Criddle. In the summer of 2005, artist Dave Cole staged a performance art piece at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) entitled "The Knitting Machine." Over the course of the Fourth of July weekend, Cole used aluminum utility poles attached to John Deere excavators to "knit" a giant American flag out of acrylic felt. Using a LONG TAIL CO!!!

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