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I AM WHAT AM I: An essay about ambivalence as a part of the creative process
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Ädellab/Metal.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to explore how ambivalence can take the creative process further and how the same state of mind can be used to influence the viewer to redefine and revaluate what they are contemplating in an exhibition space.18



In my artistic work I focus on the jewellery more as a tool to explain my concept then on form and functionality. I place my jewellery in situations where it becomes harder to categorise if they are jewellery, installations, sculptures or if they could be interpreted as something else. I am creating situations surrounding my jewellery with the aim to put the viewer in a state where they become ambiguous and are forced to revaluate what they are seeing and experiencing. It can be interpreted as one or several integrated pieces communicating with each other executed in materials that I believe has the qualities that can be connected to ambivalence.



The textual discourse based on ambivalence is seen from different angels and is closely entangled with my own thoughts on the subject and related to my own artistic process and material choice. I further illustrate my considerations by referring to other artists that work with the jewellery in various ways.

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2013. , 18 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-4133OAI: diva2:647609
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Jewellery + Corpus (Ädellab/Metal, Master)
Available from: 2013-10-22 Created: 2013-09-11 Last updated: 2013-10-24

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