Camilla Prasch

Published: 03.02.2020


I create Readymades and conceptual objects for the body out of recognizable everyday objects, others scarbs and 2’nd hand clothes. My work consists of making visible the invisible (spatial installations) as well as the forgotten and overlooked through my choice of material in my conceptual objects for the body. Space invading jewellery that takes shape and comes to life when worn on the mobile, living body.

My starting point was my wish to challenge my inner perfectionist, my German heritage ”Ordnung muss sein” (order has to be) became ”ORDNUNG LASS’ SEIN!” (order, leave it be”). Earlier, I have been working with remnants from clothes manufacturing based on the concept of sustainability and recycling. I then added leftovers from my own jewellery production.

This project started with a physical letter to friends + colleagues, asking for their scraps or leftovers from their own production to contribute to my project, helping me challenge myself. Since the desire for perfection mostly is about insecurity (mine), I have really put up a fight.
I have worked with several stages of “unfinished-ness”, embraced mistakes, deliberately done things wrong, destroyed what took me a long time to make.

Contributing artists: Katja Prins, Rouky Aknin, Katrine Borup, Pernille Mouritzen Tarja Tuupanen, Gesine Hackenberg; designers: Barbara i Gongini, Ditte Hammerstrøm, Tina Ratzer, Kristine Engelbrecht.

ANGEZOGEN visualizes a passion of mine which is to work in the space between fashion and 
jewellery. My ambition is to challenge the perception of jewellery by choice of materials, techniques and construction. Here I wanted to use actual, old, worn clothes like e.g. an amazing skirt I bought at a sale at the Danish theatre group Hotel ProForma. Having a theatre family background really surfaced here, making me feel very much at home.

My intention was to use clothes fragments, take away their function and transform them into 
jewellery assembling objects. How will they be perceived, read?

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Exhibition  13 Mar 2021 - 01 Aug 2021  Danish Jewellery Box, Contemporary Jewellery Design.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2021 - 17 Apr 2021  DLUG - DLOG.
Fair  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  Schmuck 2020.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2020 - 14 Jun 2020  Works and Days. In dialogue across time and space.
Exhibition  17 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019  Concept Hangout for Jewellery by Karina Noyons and Camilla Prasch.
Exhibition  14 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018  Ordnung Lass’ Sein! by Camilla Prasch.
Fair  07 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018  Schmuck 2018.
Exhibition  04 Nov 2017 - 21 Jan 2018  Bring It On. Danish Contemporary Jewellery.
Meeting  25 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017  Parcours Bijoux 2017.
Fair  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Schmuck 2017.
Exhibition  05 Nov 2016 - 12 Nov 2016  Boiling Pot.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2016 - 11 Mar 2017  Designmuseum Denmark shows DANISH DESIGN NOW.
Copenhagen, DK
Exhibition  13 Oct 2015 - 22 Nov 2015  The Danish Jewellery Box at Seoul.
Exhibition  02 Oct 2015 - 07 Nov 2015  Embroidery Brooches by Camilla Prasch & Karina Noyons.
Exhibition  06 Dec 2014 - 23 Dec 2014  What Matters.
Fair  08 Mar 2007 - 14 Mar 2007  Schmuck 2007.

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Book:  Showcase 500 Rings. New Directions in Art Jewelry. Metcalf, Bruce; Le Van, MartheLark Books:  Asheville,  2023
Book:  Schmuck 2020 Catalogue. Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern:  Munich,  2020
Online article:  Ordnung Lass Sein // ANSWERED. Statens Værksteder for Kunst:  Copenhagen,  2016
Book:  Unexpected Pleasure - Contemporary Jewellery”. RIZZOLI:  New York,  2012
Cover of Jewellery book
Book:  The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers. Darling Publications:  Cologne,  2009
Magazine:  Cover of American Craft Magazine. 2009
december/ january issue
Book:  Anniversary Book Galerie Metal 1978 - 2008. 2009
Interview:  DR2 tv program on Danish Design in New York City. MoMa:  2007
Book:  New Scandinavian Design. 2006
Book:  Danish School of Design - 125 years Jubilee. 2006