On Christmas Eve I heard that my abstract for a paper, 'Performing the quilt: from the block to the blog and back again' has been accepted! A great Christmas present!
Now to get down to the real work of looking more closely at Deleuze & Guaterri's work (it is the how and why they gave the patchwork quilt, in particular, as an example of their concept of 'smooth space' and not something else, a paved area for example, I'd love to know). And someone I met recently also suggested I look at their theory of 'assemblage' but I haven't been able to track down a reference for that yet (I've just realised this is another form of connection, one I've still to make).
And then of course there is the performance aspects to work out...
Image: Sahoro, Hokkaido 2009