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Interview with Federica Sala

Interview
Published: 28.10.2015
Interview with Federica Sala.
Author:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona

Intro
My work tries to bring personal experiences into a much more universal context. Everything I make is the result of many  local influences, that I’ve acquired traveling, studying and  meeting people.
 
  Do you think that jewellery is being standardized? What is there of local and universal in your artistic work?
If we just focus on the contemporary Jewellery production I don’t think is standardized at all. Jewellery is looking for singularity especially when we consider it as an artistic personal expression. I can say there are “trends”, but these are just the result of works that stood up on the others because of their strength, uniqueness and originality. And this is exactly the opposite of a standard thing. My work tries to bring personal experiences into a much more universal context. Everything I make is the result of many  local influences, that I’ve acquired traveling, studying and  meeting people. With your experiences you develop a personal world that become a kind of new local, in a certain way. 

What do you expect when exposing your work to the public (for example with an exhibition)?
I don’t expect, I hope to rise reactions. There’s always something enigmatic in my pieces and I’m waiting for people to discover it. I hope people will go beyond that moment of passing by and will decide to stop for a while, interacting with the pieces and with me.

Are other areas besides the jewellery, present in your work?
I can’t imagine to work without knowing Philosophy and Chemist. Things are there: inputs, questions and solutions. They are my alphabet, then you need art to build up a meaningfull language.

The last work, book, film, city that has moved me was...
The Hours, by Michael Cunningham

A place, space, country whose creativity surprises me...
Schools. Schools are the places in which you can breath and eat creativity in all its aspects.

Is there any designer, jeweller, artist, you appreciate a lot?
I’m in love with the production of James Turrell. I still can remember the strong feelings when I experienced the Ganzfeld.
 
What piece or work has given you the most satisfaction?
The one I still have not done. The presence of an ideal piece that pushes you to keep on working is the most satisfactory thing.
 
Do you read Jewellery Magazines? What is your source to get information?
I don’t read Jewellery Magazines, I like most Jewellery books. My source of information is the web with websites dedicated and specific groups on socials.
 
Do you discuss your work with other jewellery artists or any other person?
I  don’t like to speak about my work while I’m making it. There are just few person that I like to share my work with and this happens at the end, before presenting it. These  persons are the one that I know will be honest in a very constructive way that will help me to develop my work in the future. 
 
What is your first thought when you hear the word Future?, What do you expect for?
I don’t expect, I just hope. Hope for new opportunities, hope to keep on going and growing, hope to keep on being happy.
 
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