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Made in YouTube by Anne Texier

Made in YouTube

Photo by Femke Rijerman

Every minute legions of craftsmen and women around the world are busy perfecting and sharing their skills. Their workshop is a kitchen, garage or bedroom and their medium is Youtube. On camera, they weave newspapers, carve soap or make shoes out of tape. Sometimes only their hands are visible. Fascinated by these new online artisans, Anne Texier explores their common visual code. This vast bank of expertise currently only exists in separate tutorials. Texier proposes bringing them together into interlinked production processes. Hook a knitting lesson up with a video on spinning wool and shearing a sheep and suddenly, you can make your own sweater from start to finish.

Anne Texier