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ENJOIA’T AWARDS, Barcelona

Blog December 26, 2017

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ENJOIA’T, Contemporary Jewelry Awards is an important meeting of professional and student jewelers from all over the world, which occurs during Barcelona Jewelry Week. I have travelled there as a semifinalist and showed three works at Disseny HUB Barcelona from 27.09 to 5.10.2017.

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Metanoia V
brooch 2015
stabilized wood, silver, steel
modelled & 3D scanned, CNC milled
11.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
photo author

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Metanoia XIV
brooch 2015
stabilized wood, silver, steel
modelled & 3D scanned, CNC milled
12 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
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Ultra
necklace 2017
laquered stabilized wood, silver, steel, silicon
modelled & 3D scanned, CNC milled
13 x 8 x 2.5 cm
photo author 

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DEFEND BEFORE THE JURY AND AWARDS CEREMONY:
On Friday, October 6th, each participant met the jury to defend their pieces. I prepared a text in a verse form that was written considering a verbal speech. Therefore pause marks were included.

PS the version is not edited so there could be some mistakes:

chapter 1: | | NAME
you must strip yourself | | of every sentiment | |
of every former physical | |  and desirable realia | |
unless you do this, | |  you are but halfhearted in your enterprise | |
change of mindset | |
this is Metanoia

chapter 2: | | MATERIAL
androgynous jewellery is born hybrid | |
right after the crash of gender | |
see | |  how it fuses opposites: | |
vacuuming liquids | |  into a hard wood | |
stabilizing wood | |
when you touch its surface long enough, | |
you start to feel its wholeness | |
– sum of opposites | |  of natural and synthetic | |
fused into a smooth | |  and homogenous matter | |
coincidentia oppositorum | |
gender is one

chapter 3: | |  PROCESS
modelled & 3D scanned clay | |
changed into millions of pixels | |
so you has no senses left | |
it is  Seraphita | |
who is like an angel | | on the verge of a final transformation | |
which will rid him of his body | |
and carry to heaven | |
transformation of the brutal reality | |
that was felt, smelled and touched | |
into other | |  intangible, immaterial existence
no combinatory method | |
nor about woman | | nor about man | |
but about one | | about sculpture | |
out of a whole block of wood | |
cut by machines | |
becomes physically perfect | |
only because of the presence | | of an individual

I also visited some exhibitions and lectures during the four days:

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Bella Neyman

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stills from Gésine Hackenberg’s talk 

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Eva Burton at “It’s piñata time” — duo exhibition of
Eva Burton & Tabea Reulecke at Amaranto Joies Gallery

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Eva Burton

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Nicolas Estrada at The Barcelona Jewelry Workshop

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Nicolas Estrada

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Francesca Antonello at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 

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Matt Lambert at Ingallery

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Aurélie Guillaume at Klimt02 Gallery

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headpiece by Inai Tsubasa at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 


Elena Moreno — the winner of ENJOIA’t

LINKS:
https://klimt02.net/events/open-calls/open-call-enjoia-t-awards-2017-fad
http://a-fad.blogspot.com.ee/2017/08/enjoiat-2017-finalistes.html
http://bijoucontemporain.unblog.fr/2017/09/28/joya-2017-barcelona-sp-enjoiat-27-sept-5-oct6-oct-2017/