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Amy Tavern: Translation

Exhibition  /  05 Sep 2012  -  20 Oct 2012
Published: 02.09.2012
Beyond Fashion
Place
Pourbusstraat 7
2000 -  Antwerp
BELGIUM
Mail:
beyondfashionE-mailantwerpen.be
Phone:
+3232378541
Amy Tavern. Necklace: Family. Sterling silver, brass. 72 x 10 x 2.5 cm. Amy, TavernNecklace: FamilySterling silver, brass72 x 10 x 2.5 cm. Amy Tavern
Necklace: Family
Sterling silver, brass
72 x 10 x 2.5 cm


Amy, Tavern
Necklace: Family
Sterling silver, brass
72 x 10 x 2.5 cm

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Intro
Daily observations and everyday encountering recorded with photographs, drawings, and text - translated into tangible objects by Amy Tavern.

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Amy Tavern
Observation is the act or instance of noticing. As a resident in a new and foreign place, my power of observation has become important to me in unusual and often unexpected ways. It has also become heightened in a way that allows me to simply see more. Over the course of more than two months I have recorded my daily observations with photographs, drawings, and text, everyday encountering things I have never seen before. These observations are moments between specific inanimate objects and me, and, unbeknownst to them, between other people and me. They are also impressions of the beauty I see in my surroundings, such as the often-gray sky of Belgium or the sense of history preserved in its architecture and urban decay. Finally, they are representations of maps and walks and the work of the Baroque painters.
Translation is a change from one form to another.  Also as a resident of a new and foreign place, I translate almost everything I do: language, time, measurement, temperature, currency. At first my ability to translate was slow and challenging, often taxing. Then gradually with practice, the process became quicker until eventually translating was nearly second nature.
 My new work focuses on my observations and the way I translate them to tangible objects. I observe, I record, I translate in my mind, I form an opinion. Then I develop an idea for an object and translate it again into a new, physical form. This process and the resulting pieces are how I understand my new home and share the experience with others. Ultimately, they are the reverent manifestations of a personal collection of memories.

- Amy Tavern

Remarks

Lecture by Amy Tavern:
Wednesday September 5, 19.00

The entrance is free but please confirm your presence by email beyondfashion@antwerpen.be
The lecture will be given in English

Open hours
11 to 6 pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Amy Tavern. Earrings: Chimneys. Brass, sterling silver. 3.4 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm. Amy, TavernEarrings: ChimneysBrass, sterling silver3.4 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm. Amy Tavern
Earrings: Chimneys
Brass, sterling silver
3.4 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Amy, Tavern
Earrings: Chimneys
Brass, sterling silver
3.4 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm

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Amy Tavern. Brooch: Roosevelt. Brass, sterling silver. 9.3 x 7 x 2 cm. Amy, TavernBrooch: RooseveltBrass, sterling silver9.3 x 7 x 2 cm. Amy Tavern
Brooch: Roosevelt
Brass, sterling silver
9.3 x 7 x 2 cm


Amy, Tavern
Brooch: Roosevelt
Brass, sterling silver
9.3 x 7 x 2 cm

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Amy Tavern. Brooch: 500. Brass, sterling silver, cotton fabric, thread. 18 x 7 x 1 cm. Amy, TavernBrooch: 500Brass, sterling silver, cotton fabric, thread18 x 7 x 1 cm. Amy Tavern
Brooch: 500
Brass, sterling silver, cotton fabric, thread
18 x 7 x 1 cm


Amy, Tavern
Brooch: 500
Brass, sterling silver, cotton fabric, thread
18 x 7 x 1 cm

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Amy Tavern. Earrings: 32, Part 2. Sterling silver. 2 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm. Amy, TavernEarrings: 32, Part 2Sterling silver2 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm. Amy Tavern
Earrings: 32, Part 2
Sterling silver
2 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm


Amy, Tavern
Earrings: 32, Part 2
Sterling silver
2 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm

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Amy Tavern. Necklace: Family. Sterling silver, brass. 72 x 10 x 2.5 cm. Amy, TavernNecklace: FamilySterling silver, brass72 x 10 x 2.5 cm. Amy Tavern
Necklace: Family
Sterling silver, brass
72 x 10 x 2.5 cm


Amy, Tavern
Necklace: Family
Sterling silver, brass
72 x 10 x 2.5 cm

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Amy Tavern. Necklace: Boot Herinnering. Sterling silver, brass, satin ribbon. 80 x 8 x 2 cm. Amy, TavernNecklace: Boot HerinneringSterling silver, brass, satin ribbon80 x 8 x 2 cm. Amy Tavern
Necklace: Boot Herinnering
Sterling silver, brass, satin ribbon
80 x 8 x 2 cm


Amy, Tavern
Necklace: Boot Herinnering
Sterling silver, brass, satin ribbon
80 x 8 x 2 cm

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