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The Tool Belt: a Master's Degree project by Tobias Alm

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Published: 13.05.2014
Author:
Tobias Alm
Edited by:
Tobias Alm
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Stockholm
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The exam work of Tobias Alm investigates normative thinking connected to the appearance of the human body in a cultural setting. This investigation touch upon clichés of male and female identity as well as the common use of artefacts designated to confirm or reject such identities.
Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden.
15.May.2014 - 25.May.2014

The 15th of April 2014, Tobias Alm received his Master of Fine Arts from Ädellab, the department for Jewellery and Corpus at Konstfack, in Stockholm. His Master's Degree Project is called "The Tool Belt", and is shown for the first time at the Konstfack Spring Exhibition, which opens on the 15th of May 2014.


"This project is rooted in the insight that the tool belt is a piece of jewellery, that has strong connections to the 18th century Chatelaine. It explores the relationship between practical functionalities and adornment in body related objects.
The work cocerns jewellery as a status- and affiliation marker, and how jewellery is used within gender- and power structures within society. By bringing the toolbelt into the sphere of jewellery I approch the issues of jewellery and masculinities from a new perspective. The objects that I present work as instruments of self-analysis, that that can help me develop and redefine my practice as a jewellery maker."
- Tobias Alm

Tobias Master's Project has been awarded the NSFJ Jubilee Fund Scholarship, by selection of Prof. Karen Pontoppidan, Head of Ädellab, Konstfack.

"The exam work of Tobias Alm investigates normative thinking connected to the appearance of the human body in a cultural setting. This investigation touch upon clichés of male and female identity as well as the common use of artefacts designated to confirm or reject such identities. Not only does the work of Tobias Alm prove a strong engagement and interest for gender issues, the work also provide a profound insight into the use of objects as a mean of building normative identities within a society."
- Prof. Karen Pontoppidan

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Tobias Alm. Piece: The Tool Belt: The Belt, 2014. Vitrine view. Tobias Alm
Piece: The Tool Belt: The Belt, 2014
Vitrine view
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Tobias Alm. Piece: The Tool Belt: The Tools, 2014. Vitrine view
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Piece: The Tool Belt: The Tools, 2014
Vitrine view
Photo by: Tobias Alm

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Tobias Alm. Piece: The Tool Belt: The Belt, 2014. Silicone, polyurethane rubber. Pouch closeup. Tobias Alm
Piece: The Tool Belt: The Belt, 2014
Silicone, polyurethane rubber
Pouch closeup
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Tobias Alm. Piece: The Tool Belt: The Belt, 2014. Silicone, polyurethane rubber. Buckle closeup. Tobias Alm
Piece: The Tool Belt: The Belt, 2014
Silicone, polyurethane rubber
Buckle closeup
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Tobias Alm. Piece: The Tool Belt: The Hammer, 2014. Silicone, cotton, steel. Closeup. Tobias Alm
Piece: The Tool Belt: The Hammer, 2014
Silicone, cotton, steel
Closeup
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Tobias Alm. Piece: The Tool Belt: The Plumb Bob, 2014. Silicone, linen, polyurethane rubber. Tobias Alm
Piece: The Tool Belt: The Plumb Bob, 2014
Silicone, linen, polyurethane rubber
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