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26/01/2011

Découverte : Anita van DOORN

Classé dans : Anita van DOORN (AU),Australie (AU),Gal. Marzee (NL) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:08

Découverte grâce à la galerie Marzee et à l’exposition « Topos »  (Postgraduate Gold and Silversmithing students RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Melbourne, AU) et grâce à ce collier « aquatique » :

Découverte : Anita van DOORN dans Anita van DOORN (AU) doorn,-av0801.tiff
Anita van Doorn - ‘For Urashima: Spring/Isolation’ necklace- perspex, opals, digital print, sterling silver, silk thread- 2008

mais je vais vous montrer d’elle un … « coup de rouge » comme j’aime les faire ! :-)

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Anita van Doorn -« Red tree » necklace- silver, copper, enamel, ink, lacquer – 2007

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Anita van Doorn -« red tree » ring (open) – silver, copper, enamel, ink, lacquer, acrylic paint – 2007

 

« PERSONAL AND UNIVERSAL, SUBCONSCIOUS AND SUBMERGED, MY WORK IS AN EXTENSION OF MY INTIMATE SPACE OF BODILY EXPERIENCE, MEMORY AND EMOTION, ARTICULATED THROUGH UNDERWATER AND SUBCONSCIOUS LANDSCAPES WHERE ONE EXPERIENCES AND IS MINUTELY AND WHOLLY PART OF THEIR SHIFT AND FLOW.
I LIKE TO TAKE A SMALL, UNSEEABLE OR TAKEN FOR GRANTED ASPECT OF NATURE OR HUMANITY AND TURN IT INTO SOMETHING NEW AND PERSONAL, IN ORDER TO BRING THE VIEWERS ATTENTION TO THESE PHENOMENA. I BELIEVE AND HOPE THAT THIS CREATES A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURE OF THE ORIGINAL OBJECT OR SUBJECT OF REFERENCE. SOMETIMES IT CAN BE LIKE SEEING SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME.
THE THEME OF WATER FLOWS LIKE AN UNDERCURRENT THROUGH MOST OF MY WORK, WHILE EACH OBJECT I MAKE MAY TELL A DIFFERENT STORY. DRAWING REFERENCES FROM MYTHICAL STORIES OF JAPANESE FISHERMAN AND GUARDIANS OF THE OCEAN AND THE EXPLORERS WHO SAILED TO THE EDGE OF THE EARTH ONLY TO DISCOVER IT WAS ROUND, TO THE PHYSICS AND DYNAMICS OF CURRENTS AND WAVES, WHAT I TRY TO EXPRESS IS THE INDESCRIBABLE FEELING OF BEING, THROUGH BODILY EXPERIENCE, MEMORY AND EMOTION.
I THINK BECAUSE I USED TO DREAM ABOUT BEING ABLE TO BREATHE UNDERWATER THERE IS ALWAYS A POWERFUL AND DEEP EMOTIONAL INVOLVEMENT IN EACH PIECE I MAKE. THESE DREAMS WERE LIKE A REASSURANCE OF PERSONAL STRENGTH AND ABILITY TO COPE WITH THE THINGS THAT THREATEN TO DRAG ONE UNDER. THE OCEAN SWELLS, RISING AND FALLING LIKE IT IS BREATHING. EMOTION SWELLS, AND SOMETIMES WE FEEL AS THOUGH WE DROWN IN GRIEF, OR BUBBLE OVER WITH HAPPINESS. THESE METAPHORICAL ASSOCIATIONS ARE NOT ACCIDENTAL IN MY WORK.
WITH EMOTION AND EXPERIENCE AS THE FOUNDATIONS, I HOPE THAT I PROVOKE POSITIVE RESPONSES FROM WITHIN THE VIEWER, READER AND COLLECTOR, EVEN IF ONLY IN SOME SMALL WAY. I OFFER THIS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE BLUNT, ONE-SIDED STATEMENTS AND ULTIMATUMS THAT ART AND ARTISTS ARE OFTEN NOTORIOUS FOR BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT CHANGE COMES FROM WITHIN.
FOR ME JEWELLERY IS A WAY TO CREATE PERSONAL NARRATIVES THAT SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE NATURE AND PERSONALITY OF BOTH MAKER AND WEARER. IT IS A TWO-WAY PERSONAL EXCHANGE THROUGH WHICH I HOPE TO FACILITATE A RETHINKING OF WAYS OF LIVING AND INTERACTING WITH EACH OTHER AND OUR SURROUNDINGS.
MY MOST RECENT BODY OF WORK IS CONCEPTUALLY LOCATED WITHIN THE ESTONIAN WORD ÄÄREMAA, AND IF IT WERE TO BE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH, WOULD RELATE TO ‘PERIPHERY’, ALTHOUGH NOT MERELY IN A GEOGRAPHICAL SENSE: THE ESTONIAN WORD ÄÄREMAA EXTENDS BEYOND THIS TO ENCOMPASS THE METAPHYSICAL, THE EMOTIONAL, THE UNTOUCHABLE, A LOCATION THAT EXISTS IN LANGUAGE, IS CREATED BY LANGUAGE. » (Anita van Doorn)

 

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