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Ana Cardim: Device Jewels

Exhibition  /  17 Sep 2009  -  29 Sep 2009
Published: 20.08.2009
La Incubadora del Fad
Clean your mind performance.
Clean your mind performance

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Intro
Introducing the concept of Device Jewels, Ana Cardim develops the potential of the jewel reconverted in a sociability space and / or place of discussion - able to stablish dynamic dialogues, of creating and recreating public opinion.

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Ana Cardim
The concept of Contemporary Jewellery is wide and is expressed sometimes in antagonistic ways through its different manifestations. Within those, two extremes become evident: on one hand the typology of multiple adornment object managed by functional notions of designon the other, the typology of the unique piece related to the subjective poesis of the so called author jewellery.

Nevertheless, under the same label of Contemporary Jewellery, one can distinguish another platform that nourishes itself from the previous ones adding an intervention and/or social critic role, able to trigger life mechanisms and to create occasional parallel realities that configure them as a productive platform of shared sense.
Analysing the jewel through the notion of place, we can be conscious of the potential inherent to its characteristics, independently of any subjacent typology.

Besides the jewel being itself a place – such as a painting, a sculpture or an installation –, it presents the particularity of inhabiting a mobile place: the body.
The body is its place of support; its place of communication that, at the same time, carries it to different places. In this sense, the jewel can be understood as a place of dialectic between the intimate sphere and the public sphere since whoever carries it comes from his private space showing himself with the jewel in the public space. This mobility confers the jewel with a privileged character as social communicator that, on one hand, can be presented as a symbol of belonging or identification with a determined group or social class and, on the other hand, can be presented as an expression device generator of critical speech in the public sphere.

This jewel's potential reconverted in a sociability space and/or place of discussion – able to establish dynamic dialogs, of creating and recreating public opinion –, is the followed path in my last works. Projects as Garbage Pinis the followed path in my last works. Introducing the device jewel concept as a performing object, I developed until this moment the projects I am a Jewel, Garbage Pin , Urban Help and Clean Your Mind.

In this way, I understand that the jewel could operate through transversal platforms that - without loosing its original referent - push the common borders of the Contemporary Jewellery concept, touching present dynamics in the theoretic frame and at the practices of the designated Current Art.

Ana Cardim. Pin: Clean Your Mind, 2009. Silver, Acrylic, Paper roll. 6 x 5 x 3 cm. Video-Performance: coming on 5th March. Ana Cardim
Pin: Clean Your Mind, 2009
Silver, Acrylic, Paper roll
6 x 5 x 3 cm
Video-Performance: coming on 5th March
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Ana Cardim. Pin: Garbage Pin, 2007. Silver, plastic bag, garbage. 4,5 x 2 x 3 cm. Ana Cardim
Pin: Garbage Pin, 2007
Silver, plastic bag, garbage
4,5 x 2 x 3 cm
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Ana Cardim. Pin: Garbage Pin, 2007. Silver, plastic bag, garbage. 4,5 x 2 x 3 cm. Ana Cardim
Pin: Garbage Pin, 2007
Silver, plastic bag, garbage
4,5 x 2 x 3 cm
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Ana Cardim. Ring: Book Ring, 2008. Silver, paper, elastic wire. 2,5 x 2 x 1 cm. Ana Cardim
Ring: Book Ring, 2008
Silver, paper, elastic wire
2,5 x 2 x 1 cm
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Ana Cardim. Ring: Book Ring, 2008. Silver, paper, elastic wire. 2,5 x 2 x 1 cm. Ana Cardim
Ring: Book Ring, 2008
Silver, paper, elastic wire
2,5 x 2 x 1 cm
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Ana Cardim. Body Piece: Urban Help, 2008. Silver, Acrylic, Bubble wrap, Teflon, Vinyl tube. 10 x 10 x 5 cm (maxim extension 85 cm). Video-Performance: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=r9C_mP3vnls. Ana Cardim
Body Piece: Urban Help, 2008
Silver, Acrylic, Bubble wrap, Teflon, Vinyl tube
10 x 10 x 5 cm (maxim extension 85 cm)
Video-Performance: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=r9C_mP3vnls
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Ana Cardim. Body Piece: Urban Help, 2008. Silver, Acrylic, Bubble wrap, Teflon, Vinyl tube. 10 x 10 x 5 cm (maxim extension 85 cm). Video-Performance: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=r9C_mP3vnls. Ana Cardim
Body Piece: Urban Help, 2008
Silver, Acrylic, Bubble wrap, Teflon, Vinyl tube
10 x 10 x 5 cm (maxim extension 85 cm)
Video-Performance: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=r9C_mP3vnls
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