In foreign lands
2013-01-30 Jivan Astfalck
after the fact (left), brooch: porcelain, sterling silver, pure gold, advanced plastics
in foreign lands (middle), brooch: paper, resin, sterling silver
heimatlich (right), collar: cotton lace with enamelled brooch
Heimat is an assemblage piece that consists of six wearable pieces, each one a wearable object in its own right and individually titled (remember you…; after the fact; in foreign lands; heimatlich; aten; a wing is the extension of a home), but only together and in sequence can the overarching storyline be ‘read’. Romantic yet suggestive of serious issues like the myth of childhood, the pains of growing up, and the grander myths of gender, belonging and transcendence, my objects are sites of memory and fiction, history and thought, visible traces representing connections with the invisible and imagined.