Exhibition / 03 Mar 2007 - 31 Mar 2007
Galleri Iron Inc.
- Mari Keto and Nikolaj Kovacs
Liimatta wants "to question the status which some animal species have in our culture".
Artist listSari Liimatta
Jewellery can be an object of desire. In my work, jewellery is about the objects of desire. -About the good and the bad sides of the verb. I collect and combine several layers, which all on their own ways tell the same story, and in this way try to support one another. I tell about people, but also want to question the status which some animal species have in our culture. I find the appropriate function of the jewellery to play with, and choose the colours which are also in very important part. Together with the materials and the technique, these all are in the end building up the work´s final name.
•Does the jewelleries effect on our behaviour?
•Can they make us look like more controlled or tamed?
•Can they be used as a replacement?
•Or as a covering, which can sometimes make us blind, but also work as a leading force mechanism at the same time?
•How much information can we put on one piece, without making it too large or heavy to be wearable?
•What is the life span of the jewellery piece? The start and the end of it?
•What do you do with it, when you can no more wear it?
•Do we even wear other people as jewelleries?
–Is it right?
•Is jewellery as an art form a media, which we try to use, to literally connect ourselves to the society?
•Can jewellery be made and/or worn as a protection? –Like a stone armour?
It is calming to think, that jewellery art has a long history, which you can study to marvel the used materials, techniques and themes. And on the other hand, jewellery art as a field of art, has been wide enough to survive in modern world, and also may stay that way into the future.
Today it is possible to use jewelry only as a nine-to-fife-profession, when you make, repair or sell them for example for some jewellery company. And at the same time, it is also possible to use the making of jewellery, as a way to study and describe things in and around us – as a life style. It can be used as a way to organize your life, to find some kind of structures.
Before going too far... Over the edge.
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