- Sep 2017
You need a loom, the warp and weft to weave: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ivsWLcKeCHyEjSGq1
( photos by Aslihan Demirtas for Instructions by KHORA: http://www.alicindoruk.com/index.php?/publications/instructionsinterpretations/ )
The weft is threaded through the warp. Warp is the structure onto which the pattern is woven. In weaving there is always a preexisting structure for the fabric and/or the narratives to emerge.
Spider needs no loom--no external tool is necessary. The weaver, the loom and the thread have been merged in one body in the case of the spider. Spider's web is the structure and the fabric at the same time. This nuance between the tapestries of Arachne and the spider's web is important not to miss in the intriguing interpretation of the transformation of the young woman Arachne into Arachne the spider. What did the punishment really entail?
Thankfully soon Spider Woman reclaims spiderness!
ör-ümcek (Turkish): root 'knitting'
Resistance is to repair:
“I came from a family of repairers,” she said. “The spider is a repairer. If you bash into the web of a spider, she doesn’t get mad. She weaves and repairs it.” (Louise Bourgeois)
Her: Louise Bourgeois
In 'other' texts such as in Egyptian mythology there is Neith who weaves. 'Textile workers' are everywhere, spread across geographies and mythologies. Where else is there beyond Greece?:
"As the goddess of creation and weaving, she was said to reweave the world on her loom daily."
During the 1970s
Meanwhile in popular culture around the same 1970s:
Spider is re-mythologized as male!
its shift from the social order to the natural one
I quote Michel Serres here, from his book Natural Contract (p.20) and take this shift as a compliment:
"The new counterpart of these new plates of humanity is global nature, Planet Earth in its totality, the seat of reciprocal and crossed interrelations among its local elements and its giant components-oceans, deserts, atmospheres, or stocks of ice. The human plates themselves are the seats of reciprocal and crossed interrelations among individuals and subgroups, their tools, their world-objects, and their knowledge, assemblages that little by little are losing their relations with place, locality, neighborhood, proximity. Being-there is getting rarer.
This is the state, the balanced account, of our relations with the world, at the beginning of a time when the old social contract ought to be joined by a natural contract. In a situation of objective violence, there is no way out but to sign it.
At the very least, war; ideally, peace."
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