Orthopaedics

2022

 

These works are juxtaposing precisely machined and polished steel with hot forged steel bones, a clay slurry was poured over the warm metal to give it its color. 

Orthopaedics are manifesting a dialog around the themes of injury and medicine using craft as a communication tool between Mind and Body. 

A personal dialog in which I explored my own relationship to these notions, but also a dialog with an external audience raising universal interrogations like the dogma of medicine or the body as a commodity.

Using my craft to explore these issues filters the themes through my hands, like the image of the medical entity is filtered through my mind.

In this way, craft allows for a healthy Mind-Body interaction, acting as an external bridge between the two entities.

This circular interaction of layers of filtering, from idea, through the mind, then through the hands and back to reality offers me a possibility to face the distortion existing in my Mind and creates a situation of introspection and re-evaluation leading to a new understanding of the subject matter.

 

 

Haemostats

2022

I convinced myself that medicine was a cult, a scary cult, based on science and human expertise. A cult where in exchange for suffering I would never die.

The Haemostats are the instruments of this cult, their form is carrying the beauty of the dream and the fear of the suffering. 

These desacralized archetypes of medicine, burnt, rendered useless, mark the fading of the utopia.