Eleonora Radke

(Duitsland, 1994 – BA-student New Object Craft Design, Peter Behrens School of Arts/Hochschule Düsseldorf)

halssieraad Schmatzen, 2021

kunststof, acryl, messing, koord
190 x 100 mm (ovaal)
120 mm (cirkel)
editie van twee

trofee-opdracht voor Lauren Kalman, winnaar Françoise van den Bosch Prijs 2020
overhandigd op 14 november 2021 tijdens het symposium Designing Adornment, Questioning Beauty  in het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

It is unusual to place jewellery inside the mouth. The trophy for the Françoise van den Bosch Award winner Lauren Kalman is about the sounds that occur while wearing a piece like this. It visualizes the sounds of bodily functions. Schmatzen is a German word which means ‘to produce sounds by closing and sudden opening of moist lips and tongue’. There is no direct English translation of this word and the German definition describes the meaning of the word better. It is sandblasted on the trophy: ‘Laute hervorbringen, die durch Schließen und plötzliches Öffnen der nassen Lippen und der Zunge entstehen.’

foto’s symposium Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: Ernst van Deursen