About the artist:
Cat Mazza is a Brooklyn-based activist and textile artist whose work combines digital media and traditional crafts to explore the intersection of textiles, technology, and labor. She’s the founder of microRevolt, a collective of “craftivists” that investigates and raises awareness about sweatshop labor through crafts, performances, and digital projects. Mazza is also an active member of the Faculty Staff Union at UMass.
About the project:
Inspired by Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination for president, Mazza created a floor-to-ceiling knitted map showcasing the lineage of women’s labor—and celebrating the generations of women who have fought for equality. The piece is crafted from needlework, a historically feminized form of industrial labor, and symbols from historic moments in the labor movement are stitched on each state.