This project started for Karin as a quest to broaden her artistic practice beyond what was considered the framework and scope of contemporary jewellery. By shifting her perspective and role she expanded her artistic practice. It shifted towards artistic research surpassing the creation of contemporary jewellery pieces into new paths to be investigated with a focus on storytelling and process.
The research and interest engrossed Karin in the non material side of jewellery. This resulted in a fascination for the "negative space" of jewellery and objects. By mapping her chance encounters in public space, she investigated the role of urban space, social interaction with strangers, the element of chance and the gift in relation to the expanded field of contemporary jewellery. Karin went on to play with the "negative space" of jewellery and objects in an attempt to create new narratives and meaning around lost and found pieces. Those works often come into being in public space and through social media channels.
The distilled work that came from her artistic research consists of a narrative performance with supporting visuals.
See also Chance Encounters | a Gesture, an Object, a Décor. (thesis)
Chance Encounters | a Gesture, an Object, a Décor. performance, Rietveld Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL)
Below excerpts of
Chance Encounters | a Gesture, an Object, a Décor.