Florian Weichsberger

U bent van harte welkom om de lezing van Florian Weichsberger bij te wonen op maandag 28 mei 2018 om 17! De lezing vindt plaats op de afdeling Jewellery – linking bodies van de Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (Fred. Roeskestraat 96).

How it happens

From the beginning of my career I was interested in how jewellery can be a medium to transport information or attitudes but also functions as a way of expression of the wearer. Seeing jewellery as a part of visual communication, I started to think about the space in between people, its natural environment and what it contains of feelings and emotions. How can I visualize these aspects in wearable forms, next to clothes, to express your personality? To show whom you are, what you think and how you feel. Jewellery especially investigates personal aspects that we usually hide in public, like fear and vulnerability. My body of work is based on thoughts about social structures, researching and questioning the relevance of religion nowadays, or how we behave and deal with the current consumption orientated system. I often use symbols of classic or costume jewellery, giving them a twist by adding a comment through the choice of material that has certain meaning for me, or by placing them in another context.