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Katja Prins: The Uncanny Valley

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Published: 16.02.2009
Katja Prins: The Uncanny Valley.
Katja Prins
Editor:
Andy Lim
Text by:
Thimo te Duits, Graziella Folchini Grassetto, Cornelie Holzach, Ursula Ilse-Neuman, Love Jönsson, Ward Schrijver, Jorunn Veiteberg, Rafae von Uslar
Edited by:
Darling Publications
Edited at:
Cologne
Edited on:
2009
Technical data:
128 pages, hardback with fabric cover, full colour images, text in English, 25 x 30 cm
ISBN / ISSN:
978-3-939130-91-8
Price: 
from 60 €
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Intro
The book gives a complete overview of all the jewellery and objects made by Katja Prins (1997-2009), even the latest "Nexus" collection, is presented in the book.
My work is about the (intimate) relationship between human bodies and mechanic devices, (medical) technology and industry.

With my work I want to tell stories about the body, the body as an instrument, as a machine - instruments/machines as extensions of the body.

I'm also fascinated by the way we manipulate our bodies.
These days our body is something we can change, sculpt.
Our body as an extension of our mind, always in relationship with its surroundings and environment.
After all, Man, more in particular his body, is the measure of all things.

One story leads to another - I always start with ideas, shapes and atmospheres and while I'm working, the piece comes into existence.
In this manner, my work is a constant switch between rationale and intuition.

My ambition is that people will discover their own stories through my work, therefore I steer clear of too many explanations and clarifications.
Shapes and materials are never unequivocal and one can interpret them in different ways.

 
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