Each day, sugarhigh send me the latest on the amazing Berlin arts scene. Yesterday, they were at their very best. Sit back and enjoy.
An ever-so-slightly modified excerpt from Plato’s Symposium:
The original nature of socks was not like the present. Once socks were a distinct kind, constituted by the union of the right sock and the left sock—the powerful pair. Great was the pairs’ might and strength, and they planned an attack on the gods. Doubt reigned in the celestial councils. At last, after much reflection, Zeus thought of a way. “Socks shall continue to exist, but I will cut them in two,” he declared. After the division, each single sock was sentenced to a life spent searching for its other half. The nature of socks then was originally one and they were a whole, and the desire and pursuit of the whole is called love.
Socks have a maddening habit of separating themselves from their predestined other half. But they need not be doomed to lives of heartbreak and loneliness, nor do we need to be left with a drawer full of unusable singles. Artist Tabea Mathern’s Lost Sock Project is an open call for submissions of abject, single socks, which will be woven into a large-scale work of textile art.
Together, forever. —[sh]
Absolutely loving the creativity! I wish some of it would rub off…
So – be kind to all those lonely socks and send them to the Lost Sock Project!