Slow TV, Linen Harvest, Summer 2022
The Slow TV experience will be from dawn to dusk. Expect a slower pace of documenting that transports you to the flax fields as you watch the linen harvest as it is happening. There is no editing, commentary or staged filming but the natural happenings of the harvest.
The date of the Slow TV event can only be predicted a few days ahead of the harvest of the flax crop at The Linen Project. Nature defines the harvest and cannot be hurried. We will follow the flax crop during the month of July 2022 to monitor when it is ready to harvest and for the Slow TV event to document the process. Filming is dependent on the flax crop and the weather.
This is a free event that will streamed live on this page of our website.
About The Linen Project
The Linen Project is a hands-on practice-based research environment initiated by the ArtEZ MFA Practice Held in Common and the Crafts Council Nederland.
The Linen Project investigates and works towards reactivating the economic viability of small-scale local flax cultivation and linen production in the Netherlands. The Linen Project’s learning by doing approach to all stages of flax and linen production allows for meaningful and embodied ways of being and learning for all partners involved. The Linen Project is committed to identifying, evolving and strengthening socio-economic patterns and behaviours that are rooted in a commoning approach. The project's activities facilitate interactions based on participation, reciprocity and mutuality.
The inherent connections between (cultural) heritage, education, agriculture, design, crafts, and the economy, are activated within the context of The Linen Project. A growing awareness of this interdependence sets the exchange of diverse knowledge, skills and competencies in motion, generating new insights for all involved and for the evolution of the project itself.
The Linen Project’s current activities include the cultivation and production of organic flax and linen in the Gelderland region, the Netherlands, the Shared Stewardship initiative, the development of a small scale flax spinning facility, and the creation of an open-source knowledge base.