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Whispers of Past

Exhibition  /  OnlineOnly  /  12 Mar 2021  -  12 Apr 2021
Published: 12.03.2021
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Three artists from Sheffield Hallam University exhibit their project outcomes online. They use contemporary jewellery as a medium to express their thought about this high-speed society in which things are easy to be changed and abandoned.

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Cheuk Man Au, Mingqin Cheng, Choying Ng
In the era of high-speed development and fragmentation, the phenomenon that popular things turn over quickly seems to be a daily thing, which makes items easily abandoned. The change of environment forces us to rethink the value of those so-called "abandoned items". What kind of stories have these "abandoned items" formed in our memory?

Let the past stay in our future by Mingqin Cheng
People easily forget tiny things while we are moving forward into the future. Sometimes people have no choice but to left something behind, such as old objects. Why not use a new shape and form to keep those "past memories" in our future?
This project uses contemporary narrative jewellery as a carrier and medium to explore the relationship between objects and human beings. The work asks us to reflect on our connection to the personal objects we embed with memories and stories. It means to resonate with the audience who has the same or similar experiences as I do. The story of an object is a medium that not only attracts us emotionally but also stimulates the curiosity of the audience.

Connect Again by Cheuk Man Au
People project emotions on certain items, and even some items seem so ordinary in daily life, but they are intertwined in every emotional experience of the user's life, thus generating strong emotional attachment. The project tries to express the state of "repair process" through contemporary jewellery so that wearers can understand the emotional significance of "repair items" to human beings when wearing them. "Repair of objects" is a metaphor for "emotional repair”, the three-dimensional heart shape is restored through different restoration methods and materials, thus implying the connection between the restoration of objects and the restoration of emotions.
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Project introduction by Choying Ng

The main objective of the project is to "establish a symbolic relationship of warning through a metaphorical dialogue and confrontation between jewellery and ecology". With marine species stripped of life by humans due to pollution and greed, the safety net of the ocean has stretched to a critical point, ready to collapse and powerless to fight. Objects and traces of everyday life are petrified, pale things breathing death. Rather than creating harmonious objects, I chose to use a specific "jewellery approach" to warn, address or explore the idea of an impending ecosystem collapse. Struggling with the idea of warning permeates all five senses of the viewer.
In this project, I use ceramics and elastic cord as the primary symbolic vehicle for the medium. When my piece is not worn by the wearer, it resembles an installation that is more symbolic than actually wearable. But when the viewer goes to wear it, they can connect through the instability of the structure and the stretching of the elastic, feeling the struggling stretching and shaking of the suspended object.


Contact details:
Mingqin Cheng
Email: 1099225434@qq.com
Website: 1099225434.wixsite.com/website
Facebook page: @Ic’s Jewellery
Instagram: @_ic.jewellery
Cheuk Man Au
Telephone: +44 7842412336
Email: cheukman.au@my.com
Website: cheukmanau.com
Instagram: @marina.cheukmanau
Choying Ng
Email: suzywu8@gmail.com
Website: choyingng.com
Instagram: @choying_ng
 
Cheuk Man Au. Brooch: Invisible Connections, 2021. Copper, plastic, steel.. 5 x 5 x 7 cm. Cheuk Man Au
Brooch: Invisible Connections, 2021
Copper, plastic, steel.
5 x 5 x 7 cm
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Cheuk Man Au. Brooch: Invisible Connections, 2021. Copper, plastic, steel.. 5 x 5 x 7 cm. On body.. Cheuk Man Au
Brooch: Invisible Connections, 2021
Copper, plastic, steel.
5 x 5 x 7 cm

On body.

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Cheuk Man Au. Brooch: Invisible Connections, 2021. Copper, bronze, steel, rubber.. 8 x 5 x 1.5 cm. Cheuk Man Au
Brooch: Invisible Connections, 2021
Copper, bronze, steel, rubber.
8 x 5 x 1.5 cm
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Cheuk Man Au. Brooch: Friends Who Fall Asleep Together, 2021. Wool, silk thread, plastic, steel.. 6 x 7 x 1.5 cm; 5 x 5 x 2 cm. Cheuk Man Au
Brooch: Friends Who Fall Asleep Together, 2021
Wool, silk thread, plastic, steel.
6 x 7 x 1.5 cm; 5 x 5 x 2 cm
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Mingqin Cheng. Piece: Memory Fragments Holder, 2021. Copper, gilding metal, paper, lace, wood.. 9 x 3 x 20 cm. Mingqin Cheng
Piece: Memory Fragments Holder, 2021
Copper, gilding metal, paper, lace, wood.
9 x 3 x 20 cm
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Mingqin Cheng. Piece: Memory Fragments Holder, 2021. Copper, gilding metal, paper, lace, wood.. 9 x 3 x 20 cm. On body. . Mingqin Cheng
Piece: Memory Fragments Holder, 2021
Copper, gilding metal, paper, lace, wood.
9 x 3 x 20 cm

On body.

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Mingqin Cheng. Piece: Private Diary, 2021. Copper, silver, paper, brass.. 8 x 3 x 4 cm. Mingqin Cheng
Piece: Private Diary, 2021
Copper, silver, paper, brass.
8 x 3 x 4 cm
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Mingqin Cheng. Piece: Private Diary, 2021. Copper, silver, paper, brass.. 8 x 3 x 4 cm. Alternative view.. Mingqin Cheng
Piece: Private Diary, 2021
Copper, silver, paper, brass.
8 x 3 x 4 cm

Alternative view.

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Mingqin Cheng. Piece: Will it end somehow?, 2021. Copper, flax, paper, wood.. 7 x 7 x 20 cm. Mingqin Cheng
Piece: Will it end somehow?, 2021
Copper, flax, paper, wood.
7 x 7 x 20 cm
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Mingqin Cheng. Piece: Will it end somehow?, 2021. Copper, flax, paper, wood.. 7 x 7 x 20 cm. On body.. Mingqin Cheng
Piece: Will it end somehow?, 2021
Copper, flax, paper, wood.
7 x 7 x 20 cm

On body.

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Choying Ng. Necklace: The imprint, 2021. Ceramic, brass, silver, plastic tubes.. 28 x 52 x 2 cm. From series: Struggle in the warning. Choying Ng
Necklace: The imprint, 2021
Ceramic, brass, silver, plastic tubes.
28 x 52 x 2 cm
From series: Struggle in the warning
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Choying Ng. Ring: Struggle, 2021. Ceramic, elastic cord, silver, oyster shells, plastic netting.. 13 x 15 x 30 cm. From series: Struggle in the warning. Choying Ng
Ring: Struggle, 2021
Ceramic, elastic cord, silver, oyster shells, plastic netting.
13 x 15 x 30 cm
From series: Struggle in the warning
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Choying Ng. Ring: Struggle, 2021. Ceramic, elastic cord, silver, oyster shells, plastic netting.. 13 x 15 x 30 cm. From series: Struggle in the warning. Details. . Choying Ng
Ring: Struggle, 2021
Ceramic, elastic cord, silver, oyster shells, plastic netting.
13 x 15 x 30 cm
From series: Struggle in the warning

Details.

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