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Eva Peerboom. EASD València. Selected Graduate 2019

Published: 01.11.2019
Eva Peerboom Eva Peerboom
Author:
EASD València
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2019
Eva Peerboom. Brooch: ID: Multiracial Identitie, 2019. Fluorite, silver.. 6.5 x 4.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Alex Baker. Eva Peerboom
Brooch: ID: Multiracial Identitie, 2019
Fluorite, silver.
6.5 x 4.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Alex Baker
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Intro
The work of the Valencian jeweler Eva Peerboom has been selected for the balance reached between the use of technology, excellence in technical execution, the link with gemology, and the powerful conceptual load. Starting from universal notions about identity and belongingness to the group, her work is surrounded by an attitude of risk and a sincere commitment to the mixed-race society that she’s had to live, undressing before the mirror and recognizing her reflection in her creations.
/ Kepa Carmona, Teacher from EASD Valencia jewellery department. 
EASD València, Valencia, Spain.


ID: Multiracial Identities
Could racial identities be fluid multiplicities rather than the traditional solid unities we are used to?  What does exactly mean to be multiracial? How are these new identities changing our perception of race and society? 

This project started as personal research, as a mother aiming to understand better the identity challenges that her biracial son was going to face and turned into an artistic project aiming to be thought-provoking and to promote dialogue. 

While researching I realized that multiracial or mixed-race are contemporary racial concepts that focus on the factor they all share, the mixedness. Regardless of a common racial background, multiracial individuals have similar identity experiences amongst them and that establishes links that cross borders, cultures and traditional social and racial classifications. Usually, racial identities are given, not chosen. However when it comes to multiraciality it’s a matter of choice and it could also evolve over time, turning racial identity into a fluid entity and, changing in many ways, the society that surrounds them. This is particularly relevant nowadays since multiracial is the fastest-growing ethnic group in countries such as the UK and the US. 

In order to develop this project, there are different elements and interactions that take place. Firstly, there is a total of 6 brooches that portray, in a conceptual way, individual identity experiences based on real-life, first-hand narrations that have been gathered either personally, through interviews or published articles. The main material is fluorite chosen for its fluid connotations as it’s employed as a flux for the industry and also because of its fluorescent properties. Each piece has an oval shape which relates to the most basic facial structure, making subtle connections with the idea of a portrait. Each of them either employs inherent properties of the stone or its given certain texture in order to narrate those stories. 

Secondly, each piece comes with an ID card that provides real information about the person portrayed, as well as, conceptual/artistic information that links it to the project. 

Thirdly, I created an object that materializes a conceptual space where social limits are redefined and expanded, where identities are renegotiated, created and shared. This space has been named The Third Space by the conceptual thinker H. Bhabha. For this project, it becomes an essential place in which multiracial identities can be expressed and shared. This object incorporates a window through which the viewer will establish a link with the piece, as well as, being able to observe the fluorescent properties of the material. The Third Space incorporates the proper UV lighting conditions that enable the fluorite to be fluorescent, establishing a metaphor of how only in a space of interaction, creation, redefinition and openness these identities can really manifest themselves taking us with them into a whole new realm. 

This project aims for the spectator to interact and to establish a dialogue about racial identity going beyond skin colour, facial features and traditional social classifications. When you are ready to put stereotypes aside and enter The Third Space, you discover a whole new perspective that helps you to better understand others making us, as a whole, a better society. 



More work and contacts:
Email: info@evapeerboom.com.
Website: www.evapeerboom.com.
Instagram: evapeerboom.

Name of graduation student: Eva Peerboom.
Name of the guiding teacher: Kepa Carmona.


Find out more about the courses at EASD València, Valencia, Spain.
 
Eva Peerboom. Brooch: nº 000006, 2019. Fluorite, silver.. 6. 5 x 4. 5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Alex Baker. Eva Peerboom
Brooch: nº 000006, 2019
Fluorite, silver.
6. 5 x 4. 5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Alex Baker
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Eva Peerboom. Brooch: nº 000006, 2019. Fluorite, silver.. 6. 5 x 4. 5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Alex Baker. With the light.. Eva Peerboom
Brooch: nº 000006, 2019
Fluorite, silver.
6. 5 x 4. 5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Alex Baker

With the light.

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Eva Peerboom. Object: The Third Space, 2019. HIPS, UV LEDs, cable, switch, battery.. 7.7 x 5.8 x 4.5 c m. From series: Baker, Alex. Eva Peerboom
Object: The Third Space, 2019
HIPS, UV LEDs, cable, switch, battery.
7.7 x 5.8 x 4.5 c m
From series: Baker, Alex
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Eva Peerboom. Brooch: ID: Multiracial Identitie, 2019. Fluorite, silver.. 6.5 x 4.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Alex Baker. Detail view and pieces in context.. Eva Peerboom
Brooch: ID: Multiracial Identitie, 2019
Fluorite, silver.
6.5 x 4.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Alex Baker

Detail view and pieces in context.

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Eva Peerboom. Piece: ID: nº 000003 + The Third Space, 2019. Fluorite, silver, HIPS, UV LEDs, cable, switch, battery.. 6. 5 x 4. 5 x 1 cm; 7. 7 x 5.8 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Alex Bake. Eva Peerboom
Piece: ID: nº 000003 + The Third Space, 2019
Fluorite, silver, HIPS, UV LEDs, cable, switch, battery.
6. 5 x 4. 5 x 1 cm; 7. 7 x 5.8 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Alex Bake
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