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Carolina Apolonia: Arrhythmia

Exhibition  /  14 Mar 2013  -  20 Apr 2013
Published: 18.03.2013
Beyond Fashion
Place
Pourbusstraat 7
2000 -  Antwerp
BELGIUM
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Carolina Apolonia. Brooch: Arrhythmia Brooch N° 17. Oxidised silver, old book covers, leather, cotton, steel. 7 x 8 x 6 cm. Carolina, ApoloniaBrooch: Arrhythmia Brooch N° 17Oxidised silver, old book covers, leather, cotton, steel7 x 8 x 6 cm. Carolina Apolonia
Brooch: Arrhythmia Brooch N° 17
Oxidised silver, old book covers, leather, cotton, steel
7 x 8 x 6 cm


Carolina, Apolonia
Brooch: Arrhythmia Brooch N° 17
Oxidised silver, old book covers, leather, cotton, steel
7 x 8 x 6 cm

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Intro
The heart is thrilled when in love, swells with inspiration and good spirits, is flooded by passion and broken by grief. Carolina Apolonia creates new structures to be worn almost as an extension of the body. The exhibition Arrhythmia has been postponed. The new opening date is March 14.

Artist list

Carolina Apolonia
The heart. Unnoticed but for its consistent beat, it determines whether we live or die. The heart is thrilled when in love, swells with inspiration and good spirits, is flooded by passion and broken by grief.

My work, this collection, is about the resilience of the human heart; its rhythm pulsating with great joy, trouble and adversity. I used natural materials very close to the human skin: leather and parchment. By hand-stitching these materials to silver, I create new structures to be worn almost as an extension of the body; as outward expressions of the rhythms inside.

My mother taught me at a very early age how to stitch. Stitching holds memories of long happy hours working with her. I think I am drawn to its time-consuming, repetitive and meditative nature: it forces me to slow down and gives me a sense of freedom: that I can use the needle to connect and repair anything. Most of the leather I use for these pieces is old and recycled. So are the used book covers. Old and worn-out materials tell stories, they carry tales about how they've been cherished or abused. The stitching brings the old materials together, heals them, thus creating new narratives out of old histories.

- Carolina Apolonia
Carolina Apolonia. Brooch: Arrhythmia Brooch N° 7. Silver, leather, paint, cotton. 10 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm. Carolina, ApoloniaBrooch: Arrhythmia Brooch N° 7Silver, leather, paint, cotton10 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm. Carolina Apolonia
Brooch: Arrhythmia Brooch N° 7
Silver, leather, paint, cotton
10 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm


Carolina, Apolonia
Brooch: Arrhythmia Brooch N° 7
Silver, leather, paint, cotton
10 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm

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Carolina Apolonia. Brooch: Arrhythmia Brooch N°5, 2013. Leather, silver, antler, paint, cotton, steel. 10 x 9 x 2.5 cm. Carolina, ApoloniaBrooch: Arrhythmia Brooch N°5, 2013Leather, silver, antler, paint, cotton, steel10 x 9 x 2.5 cm. Carolina Apolonia
Brooch: Arrhythmia Brooch N°5, 2013
Leather, silver, antler, paint, cotton, steel
10 x 9 x 2.5 cm


Carolina, Apolonia
Brooch: Arrhythmia Brooch N°5, 2013
Leather, silver, antler, paint, cotton, steel
10 x 9 x 2.5 cm

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Carolina Apolonia. Necklace: Arrhythmia N° 16. Oxidised silver, old book covers, textile, leather, cotton. 34 x 17.5 x 3 cm. Carolina, ApoloniaNecklace: Arrhythmia N° 16Oxidised silver, old book covers, textile, leather, cotton34 x 17.5 x 3 cm. Carolina Apolonia
Necklace: Arrhythmia N° 16
Oxidised silver, old book covers, textile, leather, cotton
34 x 17.5 x 3 cm


Carolina, Apolonia
Necklace: Arrhythmia N° 16
Oxidised silver, old book covers, textile, leather, cotton
34 x 17.5 x 3 cm

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Carolina Apolonia. Shoulder Piece: Arrhythmia N° 8. Silver, leather, paint, cotton, steel. 26.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm. Carolina, ApoloniaShoulder Piece: Arrhythmia N° 8Silver, leather, paint, cotton, steel26.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm. Carolina Apolonia
Shoulder Piece: Arrhythmia N° 8
Silver, leather, paint, cotton, steel
26.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm


Carolina, Apolonia
Shoulder Piece: Arrhythmia N° 8
Silver, leather, paint, cotton, steel
26.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm

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Carolina Apolonia. Necklace: Arrhythmia N° 10. Silver, leather, paint, cotton. 44 x 7 x 5 cm. Carolina, ApoloniaNecklace: Arrhythmia N° 10Silver, leather, paint, cotton44 x 7 x 5 cm. Carolina Apolonia
Necklace: Arrhythmia N° 10
Silver, leather, paint, cotton
44 x 7 x 5 cm


Carolina, Apolonia
Necklace: Arrhythmia N° 10
Silver, leather, paint, cotton
44 x 7 x 5 cm

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