Katja Prins: The Uncanny Valley

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Published: 16.02.2009
Katja Prins: The Uncanny Valley.
Katja Prins
Andy Lim
Text by:
Thimo te Duits, Graziella Folchini Grassetto, Cornelie Holzach, Ursula Ilse-Neuman, Love Jönsson, Ward Schrijver, Jorunn Veiteberg, Rafae von Uslar
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Darling Publications
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128 pages, hardback with fabric cover, full colour images, text in English, 25 x 30 cm
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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.


Per collection there is an introduction by leading authors:

*Thimo te Duits, curator designMuseum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam (NL)
*Cornelie Holzach, director Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim (DE)
*Graziella Folchini Grassetto, director Studio GR.20 in Padua (IT)
*Ursula Ilse-Neuman, curator Museum of Arts and Design, New York (US)
*Love Jönsson, art historian and teacher at the School of Design and Crafts in Göteborg University (SE)
*Ward Schrijver, architect and art historian in Amsterdam (NL)
*Rafael von Uslar (interview), art historian and independant curator in Berlijn (DE)
*Jorunn Veiteberg, professor of art/craft theory in Bergen (NO)
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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