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Olek’s Next Project is “YARNANA” Film
With her cultish “Knitting is for Pus****” exhibit at the Christopher Henry Gallery firmly in the past, Olek is now hard at work in a different medium of art. That of the short independent film. The Polish-born crochet artist (nay, “yarnbomber”) recently teamed up with director Gina Vecchione and producer Michelle Price to create a visceral vision called YARNANA. The overall concept “is a romantic adventure where traditional storytelling becomes unraveled.”
YARNANA is a silent film in the sense that there’s no talking. Instead, the characters speak and interact “through modern dance, physical comedy, capoeira, martial arts, poi, belly dancing, breakdance, acrobatics, gymnastics and the instincts of soul searchers.” Olek is currently running a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to help complete the project. The target goal is $30,000 by July 9; roughly $1,500 has already been collected as of this morning.
Release date for YARNANA is currently scheduled for fall 2011, with intentions to submit the film to major domestic and international festivals.