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Emilie Le Dez

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Published: 20.11.2019

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Jewellery is her language to express emotions and communicate with the world.
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Emilie Le Dez. Necklace: Homo Sacer I, 2019. Brass, wood, acrylic, paint, plastic.. From series: Homo Sacer. Art Collector´s Award at Art Jewelry Night Budapest 2019.
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. Concept: Homo sacer (= sacred man) is a status created by ancient Roman law. It defines a person that has been excluded by society, who can be killed by anyone. A person that no longer has any civil rights. The Italian philosopher Agamben defines ´homo sacer´ an individual who is considered an exile from a legal point of view. But for him, there are two perspectives to human life: a biological life (Zoë or naked life) and a political dimension/existence of life (Bios). According to him, ´Homo sacer´ defines a clear and total separation between the two concepts. It means a person that is subject to a special political system, that doesn’t apply or works with human rights. That person doesn’t have its own political existence: everything can happen to him, he is no longer protected by rules or rights. I’m drawing here a parallel between the ´homo sacer´ and the refugee status. I’m trying to describe that moment where a person, who is considered a citizen somewhere (Zôe+Bios) is leaving his common legal framework, not necessarily by choice and has to live a ´vagabond life´ until the political system decides otherwise. My jewelry represents those ´homo sacer´ / refugees and recreates this random movement created by the political system. (The people are moving inside the jewel) The geometrical forms represent the political systems in which we live. This describes the situation of a growing number of humans beings. Totalitarian and criminal systems have used the status of the ´homo sacer´ to exclude and control society. What can we say about the actual world's situation?. Emilie Le Dez
Necklace: Homo Sacer I, 2019
Brass, wood, acrylic, paint, plastic.
From series: Homo Sacer
Art Collector´s Award at Art Jewelry Night Budapest 2019.
 
Concept: Homo sacer (= sacred man) is a status created by ancient Roman law. It defines a person that has been excluded by society, who can be killed by anyone. A person that no longer has any civil rights. The Italian philosopher Agamben defines ´homo sacer´ an individual who is considered an exile from a legal point of view. But for him, there are two perspectives to human life: a biological life (Zoë or naked life) and a political dimension/existence of life (Bios). According to him, ´Homo sacer´ defines a clear and total separation between the two concepts. It means a person that is subject to a special political system, that doesn’t apply or works with human rights. That person doesn’t have its own political existence: everything can happen to him, he is no longer protected by rules or rights. I’m drawing here a parallel between the ´homo sacer´ and the refugee status. I’m trying to describe that moment where a person, who is considered a citizen somewhere (Zôe+Bios) is leaving his common legal framework, not necessarily by choice and has to live a ´vagabond life´ until the political system decides otherwise. My jewelry represents those ´homo sacer´ / refugees and recreates this random movement created by the political system. (The people are moving inside the jewel) The geometrical forms represent the political systems in which we live. This describes the situation of a growing number of humans beings. Totalitarian and criminal systems have used the status of the ´homo sacer´ to exclude and control society. What can we say about the actual world's situation?

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Emilie Le Dez. Necklace: Homo Sacer I, 2019. Brass, wood, acrylic, paint, plastic.. From series: Homo Sacer. On body.Art Collector´s Award at Art Jewelry Night Budapest 2019.
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. Concept: Homo sacer (= sacred man) is a status created by ancient Roman law. It defines a person that has been excluded by society, who can be killed by anyone. A person that no longer has any civil rights. The Italian philosopher Agamben defines ´homo sacer´ an individual who is considered an exile from a legal point of view. But for him, there are two perspectives to human life: a biological life (Zoë or naked life) and a political dimension/existence of life (Bios). According to him, ´Homo sacer´ defines a clear and total separation between the two concepts. It means a person that is subject to a special political system, that doesn’t apply or works with human rights. That person doesn’t have its own political existence: everything can happen to him, he is no longer protected by rules or rights. I’m drawing here a parallel between the ´homo sacer´ and the refugee status. I’m trying to describe that moment where a person, who is considered a citizen somewhere (Zôe+Bios) is leaving his common legal framework, not necessarily by choice and has to live a ´vagabond life´ until the political system decides otherwise. My jewelry represents those ´homo sacer´ / refugees and recreates this random movement created by the political system. (The people are moving inside the jewel) The geometrical forms represent the political systems in which we live. This describes the situation of a growing number of humans beings. Totalitarian and criminal systems have used the status of the ´homo sacer´ to exclude and control society. What can we say about the actual world's situation?. Emilie Le Dez
Necklace: Homo Sacer I, 2019
Brass, wood, acrylic, paint, plastic.
From series: Homo Sacer

On body.
Art Collector´s Award at Art Jewelry Night Budapest 2019.
 
Concept: Homo sacer (= sacred man) is a status created by ancient Roman law. It defines a person that has been excluded by society, who can be killed by anyone. A person that no longer has any civil rights. The Italian philosopher Agamben defines ´homo sacer´ an individual who is considered an exile from a legal point of view. But for him, there are two perspectives to human life: a biological life (Zoë or naked life) and a political dimension/existence of life (Bios). According to him, ´Homo sacer´ defines a clear and total separation between the two concepts. It means a person that is subject to a special political system, that doesn’t apply or works with human rights. That person doesn’t have its own political existence: everything can happen to him, he is no longer protected by rules or rights. I’m drawing here a parallel between the ´homo sacer´ and the refugee status. I’m trying to describe that moment where a person, who is considered a citizen somewhere (Zôe+Bios) is leaving his common legal framework, not necessarily by choice and has to live a ´vagabond life´ until the political system decides otherwise. My jewelry represents those ´homo sacer´ / refugees and recreates this random movement created by the political system. (The people are moving inside the jewel) The geometrical forms represent the political systems in which we live. This describes the situation of a growing number of humans beings. Totalitarian and criminal systems have used the status of the ´homo sacer´ to exclude and control society. What can we say about the actual world's situation?

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Emilie Le Dez. Necklace: Homo Sacer II, 2019. Brass, acrylic.. 8 x 2 x 8 cm. Photo by: Marc Meillassoux. From series: Homo Sacer. Emilie Le Dez
Necklace: Homo Sacer II, 2019
Brass, acrylic.
8 x 2 x 8 cm
Photo by: Marc Meillassoux
From series: Homo Sacer
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Emilie Le Dez. Necklace: Homo Sacer II, 2019. Brass, acrylic.. 8 x 2 x 8 cm. Photo by: Marc Meillassoux. From series: Homo Sacer. On body.. Emilie Le Dez
Necklace: Homo Sacer II, 2019
Brass, acrylic.
8 x 2 x 8 cm
Photo by: Marc Meillassoux
From series: Homo Sacer

On body.

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Emilie Le Dez. Body piece: Homo Sacer I, 2019. Brass, acrylic, grid.. 13 x 2 x 13 cm. Photo by: Marc Meillassoux. From series: Homo Sacer. Emilie Le Dez
Body piece: Homo Sacer I, 2019
Brass, acrylic, grid.
13 x 2 x 13 cm
Photo by: Marc Meillassoux
From series: Homo Sacer
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Emilie Le Dez. Ring: Instant T, 2019. Oxidized sterling silver.. 2.1 x 1 x 3.1 cm. Photo by: Marc Meillassoux. Emilie Le Dez
Ring: Instant T, 2019
Oxidized sterling silver.
2.1 x 1 x 3.1 cm
Photo by: Marc Meillassoux
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Emilie Le Dez. Ring: Memento I, 2019. Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.. 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.8 cm. Photo by: Marc Meillassoux. Ring for two fingers.. Emilie Le Dez
Ring: Memento I, 2019
Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.
4.5 x 4.5 x 4.8 cm
Photo by: Marc Meillassoux
Ring for two fingers.

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Emilie Le Dez. Ring: Memento I, 2019. Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.. 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.8 cm. Photo by: Marc Meillassoux. Another view.Ring for two fingers.. Emilie Le Dez
Ring: Memento I, 2019
Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.
4.5 x 4.5 x 4.8 cm
Photo by: Marc Meillassoux

Another view.
Ring for two fingers.

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Emilie Le Dez. Ring: Memento I, 2019. Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.. 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.8 cm. Photo by: Marc Meillassoux. Another view.Ring for two fingers.. Emilie Le Dez
Ring: Memento I, 2019
Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.
4.5 x 4.5 x 4.8 cm
Photo by: Marc Meillassoux

Another view.
Ring for two fingers.

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Emilie Le Dez. Ring: Memento II, 2019. Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.. 5.2 x 2.5 x 4.3 cm. Photo by: Marc Meillassoux. Ring for two fingers.. Emilie Le Dez
Ring: Memento II, 2019
Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.
5.2 x 2.5 x 4.3 cm
Photo by: Marc Meillassoux
Ring for two fingers.

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Emilie Le Dez. Necklace: The Denial, 2019. Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.. 2.6 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm. Photo by: Marc Meillassoux. Emilie Le Dez
Necklace: The Denial, 2019
Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.
2.6 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm
Photo by: Marc Meillassoux
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Emilie Le Dez. Piece: Memento 2.0 Collection, 2019. Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.. Photo by: Marc Meillassoux. From series: Memento 2.0. Emilie Le Dez
Piece: Memento 2.0 Collection, 2019
Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.
Photo by: Marc Meillassoux
From series: Memento 2.0
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Emilie Le Dez. Brooch: Introspection, 2019. Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.. 3.5 x 2.6 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Marc Meillassoux. From series: Memento 2.0. Emilie Le Dez
Brooch: Introspection, 2019
Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.
3.5 x 2.6 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Marc Meillassoux
From series: Memento 2.0
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Emilie Le Dez. Brooch: One Step Forward, 2019. Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.. 2.6 x 2.6 x 10 cm. Photo by: Marc Meillassoux. From series: Memento 2.0. Emilie Le Dez
Brooch: One Step Forward, 2019
Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.
2.6 x 2.6 x 10 cm
Photo by: Marc Meillassoux
From series: Memento 2.0
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Emilie Le Dez. Necklace: This I can't tell you, 2019. Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.. 2.6 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm. Photo by: Marc Meillassoux. From series: Memento 2.0. Emilie Le Dez
Necklace: This I can't tell you, 2019
Oxidised sterling silver, acrylic, dyed anodized aluminium.
2.6 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm
Photo by: Marc Meillassoux
From series: Memento 2.0
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Emilie Le Dez. Ring: Face to Face, 2018. Rhodium-plated sterling silver, brass, acrylic paints, acrylic.. 4 x 4 x 6 cm. Photo by: Marc Meillassoux. From series: Memento 2.0. Emilie Le Dez
Ring: Face to Face, 2018
Rhodium-plated sterling silver, brass, acrylic paints, acrylic.
4 x 4 x 6 cm
Photo by: Marc Meillassoux
From series: Memento 2.0
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Emilie Le Dez. Earrings: Wavy, 2017. Aluminium, ink, sterling silver.. 8 x 0.8 x 8 cm. Emilie Le Dez
Earrings: Wavy, 2017
Aluminium, ink, sterling silver.
8 x 0.8 x 8 cm
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Intro
I am a French contemporary jewellery artist based in Berlin. Graduated in Art history and Archeology at University Paris X. I studied goldsmith and jewellery design in Paris. But contemporary jewellery got me and since then I would never step out!

Statement

For me, jewellery is a language. I speak this language sometimes better than my mother tongue! I always had difficulties to use words to express some of my ideas. When I discover contemporary jewellery I understood that it contains all the words I couldn't say. That's the way I work, each jewel I make is something I want to say to the others and I used them to communicate with the world. This can range from stealthy emotions to deep reflections. Once the jewels exisit I feel them as vessels of my mind travelling on the body. They start to be alive and step in the world to talk by themselves connect with who wear them. This is how they fit into a system of pass-on: of discourse but also as objects that will travel through the ages. This idea of Time, Transmission, Heritage, Human condition is leading a lot of my works.

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2020:
Exhibition  01 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  Broken Beauty.
During MJW 2020, Germany.
2019:
Exhibition  14 Dec 2019 - 15 Feb 2020  Broken Beauty.
Exhibition  01 Dec 2019 - 01 Mar 2019  Broken Beauty.
Alliages at Lille, France.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2019 - 11 Oct 2019  Lié.e.s in Barcelona.
Exhibition  20 Sep 2019 - 20 Oct 2019  Selected Artists at Art Jewelry Night Budapest 2019.
Exhibition  05 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019  Lié.e.s.
Exhibition  20 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019  Selected Artists and Collectives at Autor 2019.
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