"If you can imagine that you’re a rock | all your troubles fall away" No. 2, 2014
Polymer clay, aluminum foil
5 x 4 x 5 inches
Matija Čop; Object 12-1
she or they! thanks for asking :)
Benjamin Kress, Diamond (2012)
Jerusalem-based industrial designer Naomi Kizhner created a series of sci-fi jewelry than harvest kinetic energy from a human’s body and turns it into electricity. Called “Energy Addicts”. Each spike is inserted into a vein; the blood stream spins the wheel and creates movement. The jewelry is made from gold and 3D-printed biopolymer. Each piece contains sharp stings that neatly pierce the skin and serve as bio energy harvesting devices. The energy is generated from the body’s subconscious movements, such as blood flow or blinks of an eye. Kizhner created several designs to be worn on different body parts and to draw energy from specific physiological functions. Via Reddit
In her work, Karyn Olivier (b. Trinidad and Tobago) shifts the viewer’s experience of the familiar through the discrete placement, rearrangement, embellishment, and replication of everyday objects in various sites. Revealing the malleable and unfixed nature of objects and spaces, this manipulation forces us to reconcile memory with the present moment, collapsing the past with the present. Olivier incorporates photographs and photo collages into her practice in order to mine the everyday, blur the line between friction and ease, dissonance and unity and mirror the complexities that define humanity. The hope is to create a sleight of eye, a slit into something else, a conflation suggesting a visual accord that’s not necessarily there.