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Metamorfos; Den mänskliga kroppen i transformation
University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Crafts (KHV), Ädellab (Jewellery and Corpus).
2023 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Metamorphosis; The Human Body in Transformation (English)
Abstract [en]

Based on what body adornment has been throughout history, this project investigates what it might be in the future. The possibilities, forms and methods of body adornment has changed and will continue to change over time, along with our societal and environmental shifts as well as with developments in science and technology. Our bodies are increasingly perceived as malleable objects that we can modify, enhance and improve. I use speculation as a method to explore how the human body may develop and be modified in the future. I envision a world where we have become increasingly intertwined with technologies, where environmental changes and our lifestyle have affected our biology, and where our bodies have continued to be altered based on social norms. Through this project I have become some kind of contemporary Frankenstein scientist, although I am not in a laboratory but in a jewellery workshop. My objects, which I call potential jewellery, or maybe-jewellery, are presented in an installation in the form of a clinical setting. It is a representation of where body adornment meets medical technology, where jewellery meets prostheses and implants. This project does not have any answers or a clear message about what is right or wrong – it is based on a curiosity without having a conclusion in mind. The installation is meant to be a reminder that our bodies are always adorned, modified and in transformation – that we are in an ongoing metamorphosis from one state to another. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2023. , p. 17
Keywords [en]
Jewellery, Adornment, Body, Body Modification, Metal, Craft, Laboratory, Medicine, Science, Prosthetics, Implants, Speculative Design, Posthuman
Keywords [sv]
Smycke, Utsmyckning, Kropp, Kroppsmodifikation, Metall, Konsthantverk, Laboratorium, Medicin, Vetenskap, Proteser, Implantat, Spekulativ design, Posthumanism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-9189OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-9189DiVA, id: diva2:1780338
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Jewellery and Corpus: Ädellab (Bachelor)
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Available from: 2023-08-11 Created: 2023-07-05 Last updated: 2023-08-11Bibliographically approved

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