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I am making chains by reconstructing everyday objects identified as being important in people’s lives. Using jewellery as an intermediary between the self and society and as a mediator of value and identity, the work explores the lasting bond we have with our objects.
Investigating the role of artefacts as signifiers of identity, I conducted a survey asking individuals to name their most essential possessions and condensed the outcome into a series of necklaces part of the collection ‘Chained’, analyzing and reflecting on our material culture, to stimulate a dialogue on the necessity and value of our things. In addition to the jewellery pieces, ‘Chained’ expands across mediums, comprising short stories and several musical singles produced in a collaborative project – experimenting with an interdisciplinary approach for intricate biography of the works.
Ilovechains.com is the next phase of the project, a platform where the audience is encouraged to create a link between their objects and jewellery and to start a conversation about jewellery as a mean through that value can be created and expressed.