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Birgit Thalau, Rich Repair

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Published: 30.11.2015
Birgit Thalau, Rich Repair.
Birgit Thalau
Editor:
Birgit Thalau
Edited at:
Brussels
Edited on:
2015
Technical data:
Softcover. 210 x 210 mm. 32 inner pages. (four colour printing process)
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A catalogue and an insight into my source of inspiration: as an artistic research, I look for traces reflecting gestures and manual practices and photograph those.
 
The notion of mending has permeated this recent body of work, entitled “rich repair”. Even as my skill set has grown since I started making jewellery, I enact repairs that look futile and fragile: I use unnoticed and undervalued materials or products and make an attempt to handle them in the way that they take on a more stable and organised form, despite their condition. Various treatments enable the poor matters to ‘return’ to the private sphere: my jewellery pieces do not purport to be of high value, however, other potentials, like versatility, attention or acceptance for imperfections emerge from this activity.

The booklet “rich repair” is both, a catalogue and an insight into my source of inspiration: as an artistic research, I look for traces reflecting gestures and manual practices and photograph those. By enlarging the pictures taken with the help of a photocopy machine, I do away with the original colouration and get a more rough-textured image. Then, I manipulate the black and white reproductions by gently over painting specific areas by hand. Through this old and contemporary technique, retouching, I am able to isolate details I am fascinated by.

This new edition shows a collection of rather unsophisticated, but complex jewellery works, as well as drawings related to those pieces. Each page shows a different layout, which has been informed by the two- and three-dimensional works.

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Short texts in English
Content: Birgit Thalau
Design: Arnaud Hanon
Photography: Tom Lucas


 





With support from: Ministère de la Culture, Luxembourg



 
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