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Hanna Hedman: Amulet or Talisman Workshop

Workshop  /  06 Feb 2014  -  09 Feb 2014
Published: 16.04.2014
Hanna Hedman: Amulet or Talisman Workshop.
Walka escuela
Place
Querétaro 97
06700 -  Mexico City
MEXICO
Mail:
infoE-mailnueveve25plata.com.mx
travellingworkshopE-mailotro-diseno.com
Phone:
59137088
Management:
Nueve25 Plata Studio
DEADLINE: 15/01/2014
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Intro
Amulet or Talisman is the fourth on the successful Travelling Workshop series. An intensive 4 day open workshop dictated by Swedish artist Hanna Hedman, designed for jewellery, fashion or industrial designers, visual artists, photographers and architects who either work professionally or are in the last year of their studies and who desire to work on conceptual assignments using jewellery as a media.
Amulet or Talisman is the fourth on the successful Travelling Workshop series. Dictated in Santiago de Chile last October by Swedish artist Hanna Hedman, Amulet or Talisman is an intensive 4 day open workshop designed for jewellery, fashion or industrial designers, visual artists, photographers and architects who either work professionally or are in the last year of their studies and who desire to work on conceptual assignments using jewellery as a media.

Fascinated by the intensity of her first contact with Latin America, Hanna Hedman developed a series of necklaces entitled Human Tree, which analyse the religious syncretism that the artist found in Mexico during a visit in 2010. Subjects such as religion, magic and the occult, Hedman recreated in ornaments her own Mexican experience, using the body both as the object and subject of her work.

Departing from her personal and artistic experience with these Mexican subjects, Hanna Hedman designed Amulet or Talisman, a workshop that aims to encourage participants to engage with emotions, auto-evaluation and the further development of the conceptual thinking that past Travelling Workshop editions have been exploring.

At the end of the workshop the participants will have created two pieces of conceptual jewellery based on the theme Amulets, applying a high degree of artistic ability. This will be achieved through decisions, an intelligent response to intuitive ideas and a playful attitude towards materials. The participants will learn to create contemporary jewellery pieces through individual and group exercises, interaction with the outside world and the documentation of the whole process.

As with the rest of the Traveling Workshop editions, Amulet or Talisman focuses into the development of a strong, unbiased, individual positions towards contemporary jewellery and in providing technically skilled participants with the tools enhance their own creative process. The participants will also learn to verbalize ideas and produce texts regarding their own work.

Objectives:
• Analyze the rich and complex Mexican traditions around luck, magic and amulets, to discuss the individual positions about these matters and integrate them into the creation of memorable pieces of contemporary jewellery;

• help participants to understand the importance of the creative process instead of the result only;

• stimulate creativity and individual thinking within the current practices of the workshop’s participants;

• encourage participants to discuss and evaluate the notions of contemporary jewellery and its local and global practice;

• encourage participants to challenge themselves though unusual assignments and unconventional methodologies;

• promote the development of strong and consistent conceptual elements in the work of the participants in the context of an open workshop that encourages debate and constructive criticism;

• further develop the student's ability to integrate ideas, experimentation and artistic expression into their already developed technical skills;

• further encourage participants for the search of a strong, individual position in their own jewellery practices;

• provide participants with the tools for self-evaluation and criticism of their work.


Topics to be addressed
:
Local and global notions of contemporary jewellery
The body and its frontiers
Interacting with the audience
Tradition, myth, religion, luck
The importance of establishing an individual position as a jewellery maker


Workshop Participants:
Participant’s profile: professional and last year students or post-graduate students on the fields of jewellery, fashion and industrial design, visual arts, photography and architecture with an interest in contemporary jewellery as a medium are welcome to take part in this workshop.
Participants must have well developed skills for the production of jewellery, sculpture, textiles, objects or photography.
Participants must understand and speak English fluently.


Previous to the workshop:
Prior to the workshop, the participants are asked to make an interview as follows (further details about the assignment will be given to the participants upon registration):
-They will locate a person on the street that you are attracted to or interested by. It has to be someone unknown that they have never meet or spoken to before.
-The participants will then ask the person if they can take a photograph of her/him (please, inform the person that the photo will not be published without their permission).
- The participant will also ask for the person’s contact information (e-mail address or phone number).
- The participant will ask his/her interviewee to describe 3 negative characteristics in their personality with 3 words (insecure, stubborn, aggressive and soon on). The participant will give the interviewee an example by mentioning three negative characteristics within themselves, being as honest and daring as they can.
- At the end, the participants will have one photograph and six words to bring along to the workshop and work with.

After registration, the participants will be put in contact with the tutor through Travelling Workshop Facebook page, in order to discuss any possible doubts or ideas previous to the workshop.


Materials and tools
Participants are required to bring along the following items:
- basic jeweller box
- sketchbook and drawing utensils
- digital camera
- metal sheet of choice (silver, aluminium, copper, brass)
- a generous amount of materials that participants feel compelled to work with: textile, glue, paper, wax, images, leather, plastics, etc.

Dates and price

Aimed to
Professional and last year students on the fields of jewellery, fashion and industrial design, visual arts, photography and architecture with an interest in contemporary jewellery as a medium

When
From Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th February 2014
From 10:30 to 17:00 hrs

Where
Nueve25 Plata Studio
Querétaro No 97
Col. Roma Norte
México DF
www.nueve25plata.com.mx

Duration

28 hours in 4 days

Language
English

Registration fee

€ 300 Euros


Deadline for registration
January 15th 2014

The capacity of the workshop is limited to 12 participants. Payment of the registration fee is the only way to guarantee a seat in the workshop. Participants will be registered on first come, first serve basis.

For immediate registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amulet-or-talisman

Information requests
travellingworkshop@otro-diseno.com

* PAYMENT AND CONDITIONS
All fees are expressed in EUROS and must be paid in EUROS via Eventbrite or PayPal.

It is possible to make payments in cash to the workshop coordinator and only in Mexican Pesos. Registration fee in Mexican Pesos at a fixed rate of $5,400 Pesos. Please, contact Maca Sotelo atmaca.sotelo@otro-diseno.com.

A special fee for members of the Program Travelling Workshop applies to those participants who have taken part on four or more workshops of the Program of $285 Euros is available at Eventbrite. This fee is available until December 31st 2013.

Discounts do not apply to payment plans.

Payments are non-refundable. However it is possible to transfer your seat at the workshop to other participant.

If you have any question regarding our payment methods and policies, please contact us at workshops@otro-diseno.com
Hanna Hedman at Escuela de Joyería WALKA STUDIO .
Hanna Hedman at Escuela de Joyería WALKA STUDIO

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Hanna Hedman discussing with a workshop participant at Santiago de Chile.
Hanna Hedman discussing with a workshop participant at Santiago de Chile

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Presentation of works at the workshop in Santiago de Chile.
Presentation of works at the workshop in Santiago de Chile

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