Traces Of A Floor by Dovilė Bernadišiūtė

«I was looking for possibilities for jewellery to work as a mediator. It is interesting to me how does jewellery reflects the buildings within ourselves, talks about memory and absence.»

 

This necklace belongs to the field of contemporary jewellery and is created as part of a series of jewellery pieces entitled “Wearing Space” where I was investigating the relationship between jewellery and the architectural space, in specific the space of transition. I was looking for possibilities for jewellery to work as a mediator. It is interesting to me how does jewellery reflects the buildings within ourselves, talks about memory and absence.
db_traces-of-a-floor2The space of transition such as the subway, the train station an airport is an emblem of the contemporary for me. I am interested in the daily movements in these spaces by questioning the way the materials that define architectural spaces affect the human body, and how this relation with space could be expressed in material terms. How much information does one need to experience a certain space? How to wear space? Necklace “Traces Of A Floor” is an example of a wearable fragment of a transitional space. At the same time I think that, in some ways, it represents a combination of a disruptive aesthetic with a reaction to current trends. It is an imprint of an architectural fragment of a floor in a subway station in Stockholm and assumes a talisman-like function. I expect this necklace to work as a mediator in the contemporary spaces we live in.

Interview with Dovilė Bernadišiūtė. Images © Photographer Karin Olanders

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