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Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Aging - a journey thru time and space.
To be a human being is to age. Time is the the dimension that makes us experience aging. We count the time with instruments that we attach to our bodies and in the space that we inhibit. We all have to live with the reality of death. We make strategies for how to postpone it. To be healthy and young is what we all want. That is what media tells us. To get old is something we try to avoid. We want to be young all our life. Old people are marginalized in our society. The stigma about the elderly is profound. We have to work against the ageism and look at eachother as individual human beings, not as representations of a cetrain age. Aging is the base of my research, the physical and psychological transformations that are happening over a lifetime. The cells in our bodies are set on a clock, they can not get reproduced forever.
Time is the foundation of our history and our future. Time is what makes us old and young. In modern society we have organised the human beings in different age categories. You share the history events with your cohorts, but that doesn ́t say anything about you as a person or that you are alike. I think that is a big misstake. In our dreams we can be any age and any place. Sleep makes up a third of our life and it is the only time spent unaware of time. I wish that age was something we didn ́t use as a discriminating tool but unfortunately it is and also the most common one. I want to give a medal to those who doesn ́t give in to ageism.
I have created a series of jewelry and corpus that I hope will inbody some questions about aging and ageism that I think we need to be aware of.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 14 p.
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