The exhibition is a collaboration between Chris and Marlene de Beer, both lecturers in the Fine Art and Jewellery Design department at DUT.

  • 26 July 2011 - 20 August 2011
  • Mezzanine Gallery

Phenomenal engagement
Chris de Beer


"I’ve been developing my metal smithing skills and did not quite know what to say with them. Now I’ve reached a stage where I realise that I am using these skills to engage with my immediate environment. I can comment, observe, engage, reflect and examine phenomena in my life through the skills and materials that I employ…
“The collaborative selection of work forms part of an auto-poetic and phenomenological exploration of identity with the understanding that identity is uniquely embedded within social, cultural and personal experiences. While the objects allude to wearable jewellery and its intimate association with the human body, the intention is to re-conceptualize the traditional understanding of jewellery.”

 

Phenomenal engagement
Marlene de Beer

"Traditional conceptions of jewellery have inherent restrictions due to the historical functions and the intimate relation of jewellery to the body. As a female artist/jeweller I use the creative process, which includes the choice of subject matter, manufacturing materials and techniques as a symbolic reconstruction of female identity.
The collaborative selection of work forms part of an auto-poetic and phenomenological exploration of identity with the understanding that identity is uniquely embedded within social, cultural and personal experiences. While the objects allude to wearable jewellery and its intimate association with the human body, the intention is to re-conceptualize the traditional understanding of jewellery."


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