haya cohen

Hi I am Haya and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in such an exciting workshop. I see my recent work as diagraming. I work with threads that I make my self and I am also using my body as a loom, no tools involved. Some of the woven pieces take the shape of the space between the limbs of my body that stayed in a position some times for several hours and sometime only for few minutes. There are occasions where I materialise the shape of the space between my limbs and those of another person, which together form the loom. The options of connecting are infinite. For me, these pieces are diagrams that when making them they become also choreographic thinking as Erin Manning explains Forsyth’s term – “activation in the moving, of a movement of thought”.These diagrams , when taken off the body/bodies, become another diagrams of the pastfuture. They are not restricted by the body anymore but have the body’s history traces in them at the same time these diagrams become suggestions.
I can’t wait to see you all at the workshop

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About hayacohen

Hi I am Haya and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in such an exciting workshop. I have recently graduated with PhD at the school of humanities Griffith university Gold Coast. I am an interdisciplinary arts practitioner . My recent work incorporated living growing textiles. I grew my cotton from a seed; harvested the cotton; extracted the seeds from the cotton; implanted barley seeds into the cotton fibre and rolled them on my body to create the yarns. I wove these yarns using my body as a loom.I was interested in materialising the spaces inbetween—my own body parts as my own nomadic spaces and the spaces between people. When watered the woven pieces grew and performed their lifecycle in the exhibition space.

2 thoughts on “haya cohen

  1. Hi haya, i love these and I love what you’re doing. A lot of my research involves watching, photographing and mapping little dot diagrams of people moving in methodical ways. I have often wondered what kind of fabric they would make, if each movement was a stitch. really inspiring. thanks.

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