Open: 14:00 - 18:00 hrs
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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!