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The Cocktaail effect: As soon as it ripens it rots
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]

This essay will explain some of the key concepts of my theoretical interests of my artistic practice.

“The cocktail effect” is a work where I use corpus and a table setting as basis for my investigation into the ambivalence I experience in the food culture of today. It is an investigation into all chemicals found in food, how they affect our bodies, and into the relation between the two and the field of corpus and craft.


The work consists of a table, a chair and a setting on the table. The table setting is the central point of my work, together with the different objects and corpus pieces that constitute it. The objects and their materials are a part of the investigation and my media to bring forth the questions and concerns I have about today´s food culture. In the essay I explain the different material choices, what they for me symbolize and what kind of culture the material already has. I also explain the concept of using a table setting to tell my story and how my work relates to the field of corpus and the time we live in.


I have looked at ongoing discussions concerning foods, trends happening within the field, studies that describe the effect that chemicals have on our bodies and also documentations that describes the processing of food. I have transformed this information and material into a table setting, which talks about the ignorance and the ambivalence that exists in our food culture and highlights facts that are kept hidden from us.

In my work and in my essay I describe and investigate how I can use the field of corpus to tell the story of our everyday food culture.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 19 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-4166OAI: diva2:658603
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Jewellery + Corpus (Ädellab/Metal, Master)
Available from: 2013-10-22 Created: 2013-10-22 Last updated: 2013-10-22Bibliographically approved

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