Just before the end of the academic year, and a moment before we present our fresh graduates to the world, we would like to invite you for the exhibition ‘Bodies of Knowledge’ that was curated, designed and produced by 1st and 2nd year students.
In its initial iteration, the exhibition was presented at the Munich Jewellery week 2023 and on May 30th-2nd of June, we invite you to see works of alumni and students (2018-2022) at the Rietveld glass pavilion, in Amsterdam. Please join us for a festive opening of ‘Bodies of Knowledge’ that will take on May 30th, between 16:30-20:00. In case you can not join us for the opening, the exhibition is open until 2nd of June, with the following opening hours:
Marion shows a great interest in transformations and metamorphosis. In particular, her work plays with the confusion between authenticity and imitation, and between nature and artifice. Through in-depth material and technical research Marion imagines new approaches to adorning and wearability.
Marion Delarue (1986) is based in Paris, France. She studied in France, South Korea and Estonia and holds a MA degree in Contemporary jewellery from the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin in Strasbourg, France. She participated in several artist residencies in China, South Korea and Japan and exhibits her work internationally.
Monday 15th of May, 17:00
Auditorium – Fed Lev Building Gerrit Rietveld Academie Fred. Roeskestraat 96 1076 ED Amsterdam
Artificial intelligence, metaverse worlds and digital structures frame the way humans think while drastically reshaping the way landscapes are handled. The main focus for this research involves exploring the way technology lives through extractivism, dependent on mineral and geological sources.
With the Jewellery – Linking Bodies department, and for the fellowship I will use methodologies of care, empathy and detail as a means to explore more-than-human infinitudes in technology. Together with the Jewellery – Linking Bodies department my aim is to explore what technology theorist Maria Puig de la Bellacasa says, that in the age of technological acceleration, caring becomes a living technology that can generate relationships of empathy with the living world (2017:95). With this in mind, the approach taken by a craft discipline, which aims to understand how things work from the inside and how things relate to each other, can become a caring attitude, exploring how technologies are rooted in physical landscapes. Finding ways to reflect on the environmental consequences of modern digital life and potential parallels between digital and colonial enforcement that so effectively objectify the non-human world.