Plateaus Jewellery Project
Participa Patrícia Domingues associada da PIN
Fotografias da exposição Munique
Plateaus jewellery project
“Forgetting abandoned, keep walking right to the place.
Will find a spot what will recharge you.
The place where all is ripe.
Colors and bold shapes.
What a life in here..!”
“The individual only then is a part of the multiplicity when it is deducted; n-1”
Deleuze Guattari, Rhizom, 1977
The exhibition project Plateaus is the instant shot of a multiplicity, which linked to one another, is growing continuously. The links between the individual within the multiplicity go beyond each of the other individuals and the very moment, are inspired by the past, transgress borders and offer numerous connecting possibilities of building further plateaus – into all directions and forms.
At the moment four jewelry artist are connected in this project. What they have in common are their academic years at the Hochschule für Edelstein und Schmuck of Idar-Oberstein (University of Trier). Here they have known each other and have worked together. Although they do belong to different academic years, in their pieces of jewelry one can recognize interconnection and mutual inspiration. This is their nexus, which is intensified and not only expressed by the heterogeneity of their origin, manner of approaching and individual shaping.
In this way Barbora Dzuráková’s works are inspired by her Slovak home country and the colors and shapes of traditional craft. It is a confrontation with the longing for reminiscences of her childhood, however they cannot outlast beyond folkloristics. She investigated her closeness, tried to find an own, new approach to the traditional craft by working with glass, and failed until she has found a new way to connect herself, the past and the future by making jewelry.
Not the paths between tradition and future, but the as unlinked lived worlds of art and contemporary jewelry are reflected in the objects and jewelry pieces of Katharina Dettar. To move on the inextricable plateau of art means for her to find searching and expressing in something external, conceptional.The intimacy of her jewels however, corresponds with the very persona, inner worlds, which when put together, unconsciously find a way into the material and which do not want to be interpreted, but rest locked inside like in a treasure chest.
Is a line a border or a track, which, when followed, opens up a world?
These are the questions that arise, when one contemplates the jewelry of Patricia Domingues. The stone is not structured in itself, but cut apart and put together again by the artist’s hand. Is the default destroyed or opened? The material looks like a map, that is no image of reality, but something constructed, existing in unconsciousness and so being able to open to the eye of the other one. They are intersections, which built plateaus inside themselves, like crossroads with uncertain directions, but inviting into other worlds, into other levels. The section, the border becomes a line that creates a spotless space, which is unbounded.
In Edu Tarin’s biomorphic pieces of jewelry not only the goldsmith’s eye recognizes the findings, which define the image of jewelry in their countless versions. Their roots lie in goldsmithing reduced to mass production. But instead of withering away they join and the mass, the exchangeable obtains space, color and shape in togetherness, becomes singular, for decorating the individual with a unique piece of jewelry.
Text by Julia Wild
Adalbertstrasse 11, München