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Lecture by Sari Liimatta at the Koru2 International Contemporary Jewellery Symposium.

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Published: 03.01.2007
Lecture by Sari Liimatta at the Koru2 International Contemporary Jewellery Symposium..
Author:
Sari Liimatta
Edited by:
Koru2
Edited at:
Lappeenranta

Intro
Is jewellery as an art form a media, which we try to use, to literally connect us to the society?
Koru2 International Contemporary Jewellery Symposium
This is the text of the lecture given by Sari Liimatta using images of her recent pieces to explain the concept she starts on for making jewellery and what is jewellery for her.

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Jewellery can be an object of desire. In my work, jewellery is about the objects of desire. -About the good and the bad sides of the verb. I collect and combine several layers, which all on their own ways tell the same story, and in this way try to support one another. I tell about people, but also want to question the status which some animal species have in our culture. I find the appropriate function of the jewellery to play with, and choose the colours, which are also in very important part. Together with the materials and the technique, these all are in the end building up the work’s final name.

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Sometimes the nature of the jewellery , is been formed by the occasion, where it will be used.
This is a wedding ceremony ring, to be worn by two people at the same time. It is about the responsibilities, which can also be a positive thing to share – something which may bind and keep people together.
What are our responsibilities as artists? Is it that we organize an exhibition for the audience every now and then – that we not only make the work, but also show it. If this is what our profession means and gives for the other people, what does it give then for us?

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Is jewellery as an art form a media, which we try to use, to literally connect us to the society?

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Can jewellery be made and/or worn as a protection? –Like a stone armour?
It is calming to think, that jewellery art has a long history, which you can study to marvel the used materials, techniques and themes. And on the other hand, jewellery art as a field of art, has been wide enough to survive in modern world, and also may stay that way into the future.
Today it is possible to use jewellery only as a nine-to-fife-profession, when you make, repair or sell them for example for some jewellery company. And at the same time, it is also possible to use the making of jewellery, as a way to study and describe things in and around us – as a life style.
It can be used as a way to organize your life, to find some kind of structures.

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How much are you willing to pay for your choice? How much do you have to pay for it, if you don’t make the choice at all? –If you leave the question open?

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Remarks

Sari Limatta, (1977) born and based at Lappeenranta, Finland, jewellery artist. She was educated at the South Carelia polythechnic, she has been as an exchange student at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, jewellery Department in Amsterdam. She exhibits in Finland and abroad.
 
Sari Liimatta. Object: The Surrender, 2005. Glass beads, metal pins, plastic toy. Jewellery sculpture. Sari Liimatta
Object: The Surrender, 2005
Glass beads, metal pins, plastic toy
Jewellery sculpture
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Sari Liimatta. Object: Responsabilities, 2006. Glass beads, metal part of the horse harness, metal pins, plastic toys. Object and ring. Sari Liimatta
Object: Responsabilities, 2006
Glass beads, metal part of the horse harness, metal pins, plastic toys
Object and ring
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Sari Liimatta. Object: The pause, 2006. Glass beads, metal part of the horse harness, metal pins, plastic toy. Jewellery sculpture. Sari Liimatta
Object: The pause, 2006
Glass beads, metal part of the horse harness, metal pins, plastic toy
Jewellery sculpture
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Sari Liimatta. Object: Self-defence, 2006. Metal pins, plastic toy, steel wire, stone beads. Jewellery sculpture. Sari Liimatta
Object: Self-defence, 2006
Metal pins, plastic toy, steel wire, stone beads
Jewellery sculpture
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Sari Liimatta. Object: Expectations, 2006. Glass beads, metal pins, paper price labels with threads, piece of a jewellery, plastic toy. Jewellery sculpture. Sari Liimatta
Object: Expectations, 2006
Glass beads, metal pins, paper price labels with threads, piece of a jewellery, plastic toy
Jewellery sculpture
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