Back

Lin Cheung: The Social Life of Jewellery 2

Workshop  /  16 Jul 2012  -  04 Aug 2012
Published: 23.08.2012
Lin Cheung: The Social Life of Jewellery 2.
Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts
DEADLINE: 15/05/2012
Lin Cheung. Ring: A pair of wedding rings for the average man and the average woman (UK sizes), 2011. Mixed media. Lin Cheung
Ring: A pair of wedding rings for the average man and the average woman (UK sizes), 2011
Mixed media
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
(...)This is not a course about particular jewellery techniques, but more a journey of discovery using jewellery as muse. Making is, of course, fundamental to the realisation of this journey and the joy of making in all its manifestations will be celebrated and supported where possible.(...)
This course encourages a sideways look at jewellery by treating it as a social phenomenon to observe, discuss and explore what the mind and senses notice. It will pay particular attention to how the ideas that surround jewellery can be re-presented through the use of both jewellery-making techniques and the experimental use of simple image-making and sound. The focus is primarily on concepts of jewellery and how to stimulate possibilities for making and communicating these ideas. This is not a course about particular jewellery techniques, but more a journey of discovery using jewellery as muse. Making is, of course, fundamental to the realisation of this journey and the joy of making in all its manifestations will be celebrated and supported where possible.

A series of conceptual and practical exercises are devised to stretch thinking and to unlock the potential of ideas. Students will work individually and collectively to explore and develop the creative possibilities of how jewellery can be experienced. Guest lectures and presentations will form the basis for thoughtful discussion and in the final week, students are expected to prepare an exhibition of their output.

Medium/Media: Contemporary jewellery techniques (plus simple image-making and sound using readily available technology)
Location: Alte Saline Hallein
Languages: English, German
Maximum number of participants: 12
What to bring: Personal tools such as pliers, files, drill bits, saw frame and blades, and all other basic jewellery-making tools. Basic tools and facilities for casting, milling, wiredrawing etc. are provided by the Academy workshop. Tools can be ordered from suppliers in Vienna and delivered the next day at the student’s expense. Optional useful tools: camera, simple sound-recording devices, simple video-making device, laptop and memory stick.
Requirements: A good understanding and spoken level of English. Basic knowledge of jewellerymaking techniques is not essential but advisable. The teacher and assistant will be able to help students in technical matters.

Dates and price

Dates: 16 July – 4 August, 2012
Price: € 840,- (reduced price for students € 600,-)
Portrait Lin Cheung
. Photo: Birgit Marie Schmidt
. .
Portrait Lin Cheung
Photo: Birgit Marie Schmidt

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Appreciate APPRECIATE