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  • Duktus
    2019 /
    tin
    Artist price 90 €
  • Half circle
    2019 / NECKLACES
    tin, cord
    Artist price
NADINE KUFFNER
"Together we create a choreography of movement and form, a highly concentrated but quick and spontaneous process"
biography

On hierarchical terms of materials used for jewellery, tin has very low value. For this project it was an interesting aspect to work with and to talk about the social phenomena of hierarchy. By using an unprecious material with a low melting temperature, enabled me to work work freely with the liquid metal. There is no hierarchy between me and the material. My hands tell or show the tin a possible way of becoming form, but at the end the material does anyway what it wants and I have to accept the outcome it decides for. Together we create a choreography of movement and form, a highly concentrated but quick and spontaneous process. We draw lines and shapes, creating images or/and jewellery. Where does jewellery end where does a painting or a sculpture starts? The work is an investigation of possibilities and limitations. It is a research of boarders and relationships between materials, maker and object, and where definitions of fine arts and the applied arts are in question. Is a splash of liquid tin to create a necklace on the wall a piece of jewellery, a painting, or maybe even a performance? For sure it is an object talking about jewellery, the process of making and the expectations we have towards the craftmanship of jewellery makers. I am interested in the phenomenas around the field of jewellery and how value is defined by material, knowledge, time and concept.

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Where does jewellery end where does a painting or a sculpture starts?

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Photo credits
(Portraits and Gallery space)
Studio LAPSUS