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What will kosmos say?
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Ädellab/Metal.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

The word κόσμος - kosmos/cosmos in the Greek language has diverse definitions, beyond the profound known one that relates to notions of the universe or the world. It has the meaning of order and harmony or beauty too. But kosmos stands also for jewellery in Ancient Greek and is equivalent for “the people” in neo-Greek. By reloading these meanings to the question “What will kosmos say?”, its impact changes. It can evolve to “What will people say?” or “What will jewellery say?” It can have a personal/private or collective/public notion at the same time.

         Based on these diverse meanings of the word “kosmos”, where the detail constructs the whole and the whole is subtracted in small particles, the title of the work implies several interpretations and sets a bridge between adornment, self-exposure and engagement in the public realm.

The current social/political struggles of our times emphasize the need to rethink and rebuild ways of operating within the society through the function of “catharsis”. Starting from the individual and leading further, to the “catharsis” of the society, of the whole. The aspect of wearing one‘s kosmos and presenting oneself to others contributes to a hopefully evolutionary dialogue.

This work investigates the position of jewellery in times like these. Aspects like individual participation, public interaction through wearing jewellery, protest, demonstration and display of social comments are highlighted. Through numerous examples I present how fellow artists have investigated the phenomenon of jewellery within the society and what messages this medium can transmit. The essay clarifies the aims of this project and the intentions that the chosen material and methods fulfill.

(This abstact belongs to the written part of the master thesis that also consists a creative part, an installation)

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
jewellery, jewelry, kosmos, body adornment, body decoration, protest, activism, social change, exposure, risk, political, wearing, awareness
National Category
Arts Visual Arts
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-4089OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-4089DiVA: diva2:629745
Educational program
Jewellery + Corpus (Ädellab/Metal, Master)
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The full thesis contains copyrighted materialwhich has been removed in the published version

Available from: 2013-08-16 Created: 2013-06-17 Last updated: 2013-08-16Bibliographically approved

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