Incubate installation - The Sydney Fringe Festival

A new site-sensitive sculptural wall installation by Kath Fries, created at 'A Coffee and A Yarn' as part of The Sydney Fringe Festival.

Formed from knitting yarn and embroidery thread, Incubate, is a subtle installation that softens and encases the exhibition wall. Suspended in amongst the woolen tangles are bound cocoon-like forms, suggesting that the entire surface has become a giant spider’s nest. Exploring the domesticity of nesting urges and the duality of the home, as both protective and entrapping, Incubate is enticingly tactile - provoking visceral reactions from viewers.

Originally created as part of The Sydney Fringe Festival, Incubate will remain in-situ at 'A Coffee and a Yarn' until 2011. You can view it through the window from the street or up-close inside the store. 

A Coffee and a Yarn, 413 King Street, Newtown, Sydney, Australia. 
Open daily 8am to 4pm.

The Sydney Fringe Festival 
10 - 26 September 2010

THE SYDNEY FRINGE is a two week, multidiscipline cultural event set within the theatres, galleries, clubs and public spaces of Sydney’s Inner West.  The largest alternative arts event in NSW, The Sydney Fringe is a peek underneath at the urban and the unconventional, with activity ranging from edgy, alternative theatre to major concerts and visual arts openings; from free one-off events to all night parties, and performances of all scales.  The Sydney Fringe has been founded by the Newtown Entertainment Precinct Association (NEPA), an alliance of Inner West arts and cultural venues, and it is proudly supported by the City of Sydney and Marrickville Council in association with Century Venues, Peter Lehmann Wines, Canadian Club, Grolsch, Purple Goat Design, The Sydney Morning Herald, Bytecraft and Sydney Airport, as well as the Alternative Media Group, artshub Australia,, Avantcard, Drum Media Magazine, FBi Radio, Figureight, Marameo Designs, Newtown Business Precinct Association, Spotpress, Sydney Star Observer, Sydney Transport Authority and Time Out Sydney.