Archive of
Possibilities

The Archive of Possibilities is part of my PhD research project -JEWELLERY AND IDENTITY: Research on deviation as a process to create art objects based on identity-related jewellery - at the UHasselt, Faculty of Architecture and Arts and PXL-MAD School of Arts in Hasselt, Belgium, funded by BOF.
Within this research my question is whether deviation can be used as a methodology to alienate material objects and if (and how) this methodology can function as an artistic strategy to reflect on the relationship between jewellery and identity.

The Archive of Possibilities is the beginning of the practical part of this project, the visualisation of the creative process, the generation of ideas and the reflection of theoretical knowledge. Furthermore, it forms the vocabulary of the project.
For the archive a plain ring is (re)produced several times, using a wide variety of materials and techniques. However, the (re)productions are characterised by intended deviations, resulting from the (re)production process itself, subsequent interventions or artificial creations. This creates a series of objects from which each copy is characterised by a partial loss, partial change or partial expansion of information. Information in this context does not just describe the physical, but also the material iconological information of the object.

The Archive of Possibilities is a way of learning how shapes and materials react and how this does not only change the formal appearance of the object, but also the inheared meaning of the piece.

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Paper
09
PLA
22
Jeweller's wax
23
Copper
25
Aluminium
27
Curly birch
28
Copper beech
29
Plum
30
Mutenye
31
Mulberry
32
Poplar
33
Olive
34
Acrylic plaster
35
Acrylic plaster
36
Papermachee
37
Silicone
38
Sculpture's wax
39
Cotton
40
Model making foam
41
Sponge
42
Filter foam
43
Cardboard
44
Cardboard
45
Acrylic mirror glas
46
Birch-layered plywood
47
Cardboard
51
Lego
52
Lego
53
Glass
55
Cotton
56
Filling compound
58
Soap
59
Soap
62
Porcelain, glue
63
Porcelain
66
Signet wax
67
Tin
68
Silver
69
Silver
70
Coal
71
Copper
72
Soap stone
73
Salt dough
80
Silver
81
Tape
82
Modeling plate
83
Recycled plastic
84
Recycled plastic
88
Marble
89
Marble, wax
90
Marble, wax
91
Clay
92
Steel
93
White resin
97
Model making foam
98
Model making foam
99
White resin, dirt
100
Copper, silver
101
Bone glue, coffee
104
Plum wood
106
Sugar, candy paper
107
Aluminium foil
109
Bee wax
Archive of Possibilities