How it Happens. A lecture by Florian Weichsberger

Lectures  /  28 May 2018
Published: 11.05.2018
Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Ineke Heerkens
Florian Weichsberger, Second Space - Klopbiting, 2014..
Florian Weichsberger, Second Space - Klopbiting, 2014.

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From the beginning of Florian's career, he was interested in how jewellery can be a medium to transport information or attitudes but also functions as a way of expression of the wearer.

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Florian Weichsberger
Seeing jewellery as a part of visual communication, I started to think about the space in between people, its natural environment and what it contains of feelings and emotions. How can I visualize these aspects in wearable forms, next to clothes, to express your personality? To show whom you are, what you think and how you feel. Jewellery especially investigates personal aspects that we usually hide in public, like fear and vulnerability. My body of work is based on thoughts about social structures, researching and questioning the relevance of religion nowadays, or how we behave and deal with the current consumption orientated system. I often use symbols of classic or costume jewellery, giving them a twist by adding a comment through the choice of material that has meaning for me, or by placing them in another context.

When: Monday 28 May 2018 at 5 pm.
Where the Jewellery - linking bodies department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
Florian Weichsberger, Second Space, 2014..
Florian Weichsberger, Second Space, 2014.

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