ANDROGYNY: JEWELLERY BEYOND GENDER

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There is no better physical example of the origin of genders than androgyny. In my work I proceed from a term of gender as a deconstruction of wholeness that carries male and female duality. I ask: how to recreate the quality of wholeness without simply combining materials in jewellery? This becomes possible when applying innovative techniques and hybrid materials.

In the hybrid material there are all the ultimate qualities you can think of. When you touch its surface long enough, you start to feel its wholeness – the sum of opposites of natural and synthetic fused into smooth and homogenous matter – it is steady and self-contained.

Before the components of jewellery became a finished piece, they had to undergo several phases of modification – from material to digital. Manually created clay shapes are 3D scanned by phone app and transformed into millions of pixels. The digital file cut by machines becomes physically perfect only because of the presence of individual.

 

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ANDROGYNY: JEWELLERY BEYOND GENDER

 

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Pendant Fazis II, 2015
Bioplastic, silver sheen obsidian, oxidized silver
Photo by Vladimir Ljadov

 

Yuki

 

Brooch Metanoia V & Metanoia VI, 2015
stabilized wood, silver, steel 11.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 and 12 x 3.7 x 3 cm
Photo by Diana Pashkovich, Make-up Pirge Markus, Hair Maria Dihtjar, Stylist Sofja Litvinenko, Place JEVI photo agency

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Pendant Fazis I, 2015
Bioplastic, silver sheen obsidian, oxidized silver 12 x 3x 3 cm
Photo by Vladimir Ljadov

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Brooch Fazis VI, 2015

Bioplastic, rubber, oxidized silver
Photo by Vladimir Ljadov

Elina

Pendant Fazis I, 2015
Bioplastic, oxidised silver, golden sheen obsidian 12 x 3 x 3 cm
Photo by Diana Pashkovich, Make-up Pirge Markus, Hair Maria Dihtjar, Stylist Sofja Litvinenko, Place JEVI photo agency, Model Elina

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Brooch Fazis V, 2015
Bioplastic, rubber, oxidized silver, 7.5 x 7 x 2 cm
Photo by Vladimir Ljadov

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Brooch Fazis VI, 2015
Bioplastic, obsidian, oxidized silver, 7 x 4 x 2.2 cm
Photo by Vladimir Ljadov

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Brooch Fazis VIII, 2015
Bioplastic, rubber, oxidized silver
Photo by Vladimir Ljadov

Tanya

Brooch Metanoia III, 2015
Stabilized wood, silver, steel 9 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by Diana Pashkovich, Make-up Pirge Markus, Hair Maria Dihtjar, Stylist Sofja Litvinenko, Place JEVI photo agency, Model Tatjana

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Brooch Metanoia I, 2015
Stabilized wood,  silver, steel, 12 x 3 x 1.5 cm
Photo by Vladimir Ljadov

Paula

Brooch Metanoia III, 2015
Stabilized wood, silver, steel 12 x 3 x 1.5 cm
Photo by Diana Pashkovich, Make-up Pirge Markus, Hair Maria Dihtjar, Stylist Sofja Litvinenko, Place JEVI photo agency, Model Paula Maria

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Brooch Metanoia III, 2015
Stabilized wood,  silver, steel, 12 x 3 x 1.5 cm
Photo by Vladimir Ljadov

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Brooch Metanoia VI, 2015
Stabilized wood,  silver, steel, 12 x 3.7 x 3 cm
Photo by Vladimir Ljadov

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Brooch MetanoiaV, 2015
Stabilized wood,  silver, steel, 11.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by Vladimir Ljadov

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Brooch Metanoia IV, 2015
Stabilized wood,  silver, steel, 12 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by Vladimir Ljadov

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Brooch Metanoia II, 2015
Stabilized wood, silver, steel 12 x 4 x 3 cm
Photo by Vladimir Ljadov

Joosep

Brooch Metaoia II, 2015
Stabilized wood, silver, steel 12 x 4 x 3 cm
Photo by Diana Pashkovich, Make-up Pirge Markus, Hair Maria Dihtjar, Stylist Sofja Litvinenko, Place JEVI photo agency, model Joosep

 

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Pendant Fazis IV, 2015
Obsidian stone, rubber, gold plated silver, colour,  22 x 3 x 3 cm
Photo by Vladimir Ljadov

 

3D Ljudmilla Georgijeva
video Jevgeni Bõstrov
model Joosep Jürgenson

 

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