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LIMINAL JAM — Jewellery and Metal ONE: Blurred Limits. Concept and Production

Thursday 1 July 10:00 (GMT +0)

School of Arts & HumanitiesJewellery & Metal (MA)

A conversation between Evelie Mouila + Marina Elenskaya, chaired by David Roux-Fouillet

Estimated Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

A discussion between Evelie Mouila and Marina Elenskaya, chaired by David Roux-Fouillet, around the making of stuff, things, objects and innovation in materials-led disciplines. Drawing from the themes and concepts tackled by the 2021 JaM graduates, this discussion looks to interrogate the meaning of style and how cultural shifts develop and are developing new evolutions of design.

How do we, as creatives, tackle the urgent questions of contemporary living and production: what is the place of the virtual in contemporary fashion/accessory and jewellery. Do we still need to make and produce tangible things if all is experienced in a virtual mode? Specifically this year's graduates see their work straddle the gap between states of being. They exist at the threshold between the two states of reality, between their virtual showing and analogue processes of their making. To open up this discussion we have asked Evelie Mouila and Marina Elenskaya to reflect on works visible in this year's graduate platform for exciting developments and emergent questions.

Marina Elenskaya is the founder and creative director of CURRENT OBSESSION — a magazine and platform that channels a transdisciplinary perspective on jewellery into print, irl and url. At Current Obsession Marina’s researches adornment*—jewellery, fashion artefacts, AR face filters, makeup, body modifications—as key cultural and personal signifiers. Building from a background in media direction and jewellery design, Marina’s practice blends writing, curating, tutoring and collaborating on a range of creative projects.

Since 2014, Evelie MOUILA has been Head of Design for Jewelry at Maison Margiela alongside John Galliano and is currently Head jewellery design at CÉLINE.

Featured in Theme: Sensuality, Materiality and Abstraction