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Interview with Rita Rodner

Interview
Published: 16.07.2014
Interview with Rita Rodner.
Author:
klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Rita Rodner. Necklace: Noticeable, 2014. Sterling silver, 18ct Gold. Pendant: 5 x 0.3 cm; cable wire: 44 cm. Rita Rodner
Necklace: Noticeable, 2014
Sterling silver, 18ct Gold
Pendant: 5 x 0.3 cm; cable wire: 44 cm
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Intro
My way to jewellery was through painting, drawing and photography and my works still reflect the two-dimensional attitude to forms and compositions. I like to show my jewellery pieces together with my other works as they all constitute a consistent statement.
Do you think that jewellery is being standardized? What is there of local and universal in your artistic work?
I don’t think so… I’d say it’s rather opposite. Easy access to information, new technologies, tools and materials gives artists more possibilities to create their own, unique pieces. The local in my works - I have a lot of ideas when I am driving as roads are for me very inspiring. I remember exactly the places where some particular forms came to my mind… The universal - lines, points, circles, squares, rhythm, repetition…

What do you expect when exposing your work to the public (for example with an  exhibition)?
Appreciation for beauty of geometric forms.

Are other areas besides the jewellery, present in your work?
My way to jewellery was through painting, drawing and photography and my works still reflect the two-dimensional attitude to forms and compositions. I like to show my jewellery pieces together with my other works as they all constitute a consistent statement.

The last work, book, film, city that has moved me was…
Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests - animals like mechanisms powered by wind - incredibly beautiful and touching…Film - ‘Celebration’ by Thomas Vinterberg, ‘Brothers’ Susane Bier - I love Danish cinema - the list of films which moved me is long, I come back to them often and they are amazing every time I watch them… Book - Haruki Murakami’s ‘Kafka on the shore’.

A place, space, country whose creativity surprises me…
Scandinavian countries especially Denmark.

Is there any designer, jeweller, artist, you appreciate a lot?
It’s hard to make a short list… Just some names which came to my mind first: Ramon Puig Cuyas, Terhi Tolvanen, Otto Künzli, Beppe Kessler, Karl Fritsch, Jan Tarasin, Alexnder Calder, El Lisitzky, Andy Goldsworthy, Matthew Barney, Tim Walker, Lars von Trier

What piece or work has given you the most satisfaction?
Probably the latest ‘Noticeable' necklace. I was concern it may be difficult to work with gold as I used it in this project for the first time. It wasn’t and I like the result a lot.

Do you read Jewellery Magazines? What is your source to get information?
I read articles/interviews online for the information about artists, exhibitions, events. Books for theory, history and techniques.

Do you discuss your work with other jewellery artists or any other person?
Unfortunately not.

What is your first thought when you hear the word Future?, What do you expect for?
Excitement and fear. Excitement because every year brings a lot of new amazing discoveries… Fear because despite of our potential and knowledge we humans have awful tendency to self-destruction. It’s scary how bad we treat our planet, how ineffective are our efforts to stop all sorts of extremisms, discrimination, hatred etc…it’s all worrying.
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