Common Threads was a social experiment that turned into an installation piece. Even though I had never done work of this kind, it did not make sense to exhibit my findings in any other way.
First I interviewed 20 women on film and transcribed portions of their interview. After reading all the short transcriptions, each participant decided which of these anonymous statements they connected with in some way. Each participant strung a yarn rope from their "post" to the "post" of the other women they felt connected to in some way. The result was a mass of connections, a map between a collective of women from ages 12 - 65.
After working for 3 months and with 20 amazing women, many artists and various professors, the show went up for a short week, and had interesting results. These are the photos from the show.
Here is a link to the video that played with the installation.