A jewelry piece was born from the observation that the journey of a jewel from the hands of its maker to the person who wears it is a rather solitary one.
Jewelers tend to work alone to safeguard their production secrets. When it is out in the open, the jewel is mostly watched by one person at once, if only because of its size but mainly because it addresses one person at a time. When finally someone wears the jewel, it could catch the eye of the beholder so strongly that the person wearing it disappears behind it.
All along its journey, the jewel tends to fascinate, but then, fascination is a solitary experience that singles out only one person at a time.
A jewelry piece breaks this tradition of solitariness.
It is to be experienced collectively by embodying it together.
A jewelry piece comes into being through the way people mould and shape it. It becomes alive and begets its unique personality through the constellation of those who take part in its activation. Its shape is endlessly new.
To play with A jewelry piece entails an instant collaboration. This experience changes the nature of A jewelry piece from a piece of ornament into an artistic composition. Anyone who wears it becomes the actor of the jewel-performance.
Danced by: Maria Ferreira Silva, Eva Honings, Gala Moody, Marina Palovaara and Jason Respilieux
Director: David Nollet
Director of photography: Zvonock
Sound art: Sylvie Bouteiller
Editing: David Nollet, Lodie Kardouss
Special thanks to: Olivier Conrardy, Paolo Franco, Max Gielis, Marina Palovaara, Pieter T'Jonck and Citygate Brussels