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Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.
Cranbrook.

Hearts & Holes by Peter Bauhuis

Exhibition  /  06 May 2017  -  01 Jul 2017
Published: 05.05.2017
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Intro
The fine-spun venous webs on the surface of Herzen (Hearts) brooches and necklaces lend a delicate touch to this pieces. The nature of these works is ambiguous, in a state of perpetual flux between the organic and the inorganic, between the soft and the hard.
The necklaces and broches remind of pebbles found on the beach. Yet we learn: their title is hearts. Peter Bauhuis plays with our expectations and he gives a hint to look closer. If you turn the pieces you will discover a whole little world on the back. A system of venes and a multitude of possibilies how to connect inside and outside is unveiled.

orifice |ˈôrəfis| noun, an opening, as of a pipe or tube, or one in the body, such as a nostril or the anus. ORIGIN: late Middle English : from French, from late Latin orificium, from os,or- ‘mouth’ + facere ‘make.’

refice {m} jeweller, goldsmith , from latin gold + make
Synonyms (italian) for "orefice": gioielliere, negoziante di preziosi, orafo, orologiaio


The strangest thing about a hole is its edge. It's still part of the Something, but it constantly overlooks the Nothing -- a border guard of matter. Nothingness has no such guard; while the molecules at the edge of a hole get dizzy because they are staring into a hole, the molecules of the hole get... firmy? There's no word for it. For our language was created by the Something people; the Hole people speak a language of their own. 
/ Excerpt from "The Social Psychology of Holes," by  Kurt Tucholsky


Holes are crucial. We live from, through, out of holes, holes to breath, holes to spit, holes to look out, holes to peep in, holes to pour in and out, pin holes, peep holes, black holes. In his work Peter Bauhuis examines topological questions. Hollow shapes need at least one hole. It is the threshold between inside and outside. What happens on its edge? What is surface? what is content?
Albert, René, Muhamad, Emmy, Blaise are some of the names Peter Bauhuis has given his necklaces. They do not refer to family members and friends, but constitute the first names of famous mathematicians, but connection is not as surprising as one might think. In the part of mathematics that goes by the name topology, the central problem is to classify geometric shapes as curves and surfaces. Within knot theory, work is being done to develop theories for describing knots. Both of these mathematical fields work to create a foundation which resonates with Peter Bauhuis' cast necklaces and rings. The pendants can be seen as variations on the shapes that can occur when different curves are shaped in metal, but the location of holes and gaps also cause them to resemble faces.
Jorunn Veiteberg

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Peter Bauhuis. Piece: K14 Chains and Flowers, 2017. Chain chained tree for the necklace, silver. Peter Bauhuis
Piece: K14 Chains and Flowers, 2017
Chain chained tree for the necklace, silver
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Peter Bauhuis. Necklace: K 42 Chain unchained, 2017. Silver. Peter Bauhuis
Necklace: K 42 Chain unchained, 2017
Silver
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Peter Bauhuis. Set: Vessel rings, 2001 - 2006. Gold 750, gold 640, gold 600, silver 925, fine silver. Peter Bauhuis
Set: Vessel rings, 2001 - 2006
Gold 750, gold 640, gold 600, silver 925, fine silver
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Peter Bauhuis. Brooch: ORIFICE, 2010. Copper. Peter Bauhuis
Brooch: ORIFICE, 2010
Copper
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Peter Bauhuis. Brooch: Qutis, 2010. Gold 750. Peter Bauhuis
Brooch: Qutis, 2010
Gold 750
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