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La Rhétorique du Lobe

Exhibition  /  26 Nov 2016  -  31 Dec 2016
Published: 26.10.2016
Garance Brandely. Earrings: Forget me not, 2015. Mixed media. Photo by: Raphaëlle Muller. Garance Brandely
Earrings: Forget me not, 2015
Mixed media
Photo by: Raphaëlle Muller
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Intro
Earrings intensify facial expressions although they are invisible to the wearer. This is why they give rise to a wealth of symbolic interpretations.

Artist list

Christian Balmer, Sophie Bouduban, Garance Brandely, Pia Farrugia, Kiko Gianocca, Anna Gleeson, Sophie Hanagarth, Herman Hermsen, Léonor Hipólito, Stephanie Jendis, Inari Kiuru, Beate Klockmann, Julie Mollenhauer, Marc Monzó, Sonia Morel, Philip Sajet, Fabrice Schaefer, Etsuko Sonobe, Bettina Speckner, Terhi Tolvanen, Luzia Vogt, Julia Weisbrod
Their closeness to the face confers to earrings a communicative function. The face is one of the only parts of the body which is never covered. As a manifestation of a person’s identity, it provides information in a condensed form about this individual. In the absence of speech, the smallest tilt of the head is enhanced by the movements of the jewels, their volume or their luminosity. Earrings intensify facial expressions although they are invisible to the wearer. This is why they give rise to a wealth of symbolic interpretations.
(...) Viewed from outside, the clothed body is confined, hidden from view. The luminous and dancing earrings offer a counterpoint to this confinement, catching the eye, teasing or inviting the interlocutor. In Portuguese, the earring is called ‘brinco’, a word which comes from ‘brincar’, to play, close to the etymology of the terms ‘joaillerie’ and ‘joyau’ in French, also linked to playing. It is an object of pleasure.

According to a text written by Elizabeth Fischer and Ilona Schwippel, an extract from the research project Equipbody published in Au corps du sujet, Issue 33, HEAD - Genève 2016

 
Bettina Speckner. Earrings: Fluss, 2016. Silver, diamonds, zinc, photography. Bettina Speckner
Earrings: Fluss, 2016
Silver, diamonds, zinc, photography
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Luzia Vogt. Earrings: Sucré, 2016. Resin, gold. Luzia Vogt
Earrings: Sucré, 2016
Resin, gold
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Julie Mollenhauer. Earrings: Untitled, 2012. Silver, horn. Julie Mollenhauer
Earrings: Untitled, 2012
Silver, horn
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Sophie Hanagarth. Earrings: Obus, 2016. Iron, silver. Sophie Hanagarth
Earrings: Obus, 2016
Iron, silver
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