Saturday 27 November
Gallery // 14:00 // € donation
"ALL THAT’S SOLID, A LIE!”
Line up: Yawen Fu Robin Isenmann Ada Jochimsen Myrthe Kamoen Ayano Koda Karla Nilzén Lente Oosterhuis Dariusz Wojdyga
Open: 14:00 - 18:00 hrs
Tickets: € donation

In occasion of the "Obsessed! Jewellery" festival, students of the Jewellery – Linking Bodies

department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie open up a dialogical space in which Jewellery is

seen as an attitude as much as a discipline. “Jewellery attitude” extends on the role of

Jewellery as the fundamental link that places bodies in relation to one another.

Starting from the Jewellery department's ‘Linking- Bodies’ extension, the students

investigate: how to think about -  Linking Bodies? 

Over the course of two months, the students will explore a varied field of questions, all stem

from the wish to expand and abstract jewellery techniques and methods towards bodies,

objects and non-objects in space. 

 

The questions that will lead this exploration will wonder of the possibilities open up by

Jewellery as a form of collectivity.  

 

How can individual bodies engage and unify towards the creation of a collective jewellery

piece? What does the act of linking bodies represent? Where does the necessity of linking

and re-linking our bodies emerge? How could our bodies re-link? How could such collective

jewellery practice open up the experience of the deep connection that links us to each other

at all times? Does the practice of Linking Bodies is necessarily an act of exclusion of other-

than-human bodies? Could human and non-human bodies be linked, and how could such

entanglement take place? Could objects become enabling connectors and foster relations

among different bodies? Could ‘non-objects’, such as speech and sound function as

connectors? And how would such a connection function? Could objects and non- object be

linked to each other, and if yes, how?

 

"ALL THAT’S SOLID, A LIE!", seeks such questions over the course of two days in the 4bid

Gallery in Amsterdam. 

Come and join the relational dialogue!