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It's Always Darkest Just Before Dawn by Sim Luttin

Exhibition  /  07 May 2015  -  31 May 2015
Published: 29.04.2015
It's Always Darkest Just Before Dawn by Sim Luttin.
Gray Street Workshop
Curator:
Ramona Barry
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Intro
It's Always Darkest Just Before Dawn is a year long time-based digital & art jewellery project that runs 1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015. The project is a contemporary multi-disciplinary enquiry that explores the significance of handmade objects at a time when people are engrossed in digital culture and mass-produced products.
 

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Sim Luttin
It’s Always Darkest Just Before Dawn is a contemporary multi-disciplinary project and exhibition that explores the significance of handmade objects at a time where people are engrossed in digital culture and mass-produced products.
 We live in a highly mediated society where the online world can be argued as replacing a more authentic, tactile one. We constantly upload photos and amass ubiquitous objects to validate our existence and create memories of ideal experiences. We live in the past and create unrealistic expectations for our future, leaving us in a general state of ambivalence and melancholy.
 Sim Luttin is interested in exploring these ideas and, in particular, ideas of inauthentic vs. authentic representation; imagery vs. object. In 2008 she began time-based investigations that attempt to find meaning in the everyday. The first, ‘The Temporary Nature of Things’ (2008) idealistically looked for beauty in the everyday, distilling daily observations into 366 jewellery pieces and artist books, The second, ‘These Moments Existed’ (2013) explored ideas of ambivalence and melancholy, by taking 365 digital photos that inspired a collection of wood and paper contemporary jewellery, which were ambiguous or ephemeral in nature.
 In 2014, It’s Always Darkest Just Before Dawn pursues the creation of authentic representations, starting with digital images, photos and video documentation of her surroundings, which have informed the creation of new and tangible contemporary art jewellery.
 Academic Susan Luckman says, Handmade objects are imbrued with touch and…offer a sense of the ‘authentic’ in an ‘inauthentic’ world. Digital media is often how we perceive the world; engaging with objects is how we fully understand and physically connect with it. 
Sim Luttin. Neckpiece: Small Impressions, 2015. silver, steel, nylon coated steel, oxidised. Ø 50 x 1 cm. Photo by: Andrew Barcham. From series: It’s Always Darkest Just Before Dawn. Sim Luttin
Neckpiece: Small Impressions, 2015
silver, steel, nylon coated steel, oxidised
Ø 50 x 1 cm
Photo by: Andrew Barcham
From series: It’s Always Darkest Just Before Dawn
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