The project was made in collaboration with 6 Jewelry designers: Kathrine Lindman, Anne Leger, Alvilde David-Andersen, Vlad Kladko, Lucy Day, Torill Isashsen and Skåtøy gallery.
Being exhibited together with jewellery photographs attempt to create a storyline that visualises how exhibited jewellery interacts when worn by the spectator. The idea of audience participation is to challenge the viewers relationship to the object within a gallery space.
The main task of storytelling was to refrain from the language of fashion photography and to suggest an alternative way of jewellery representation. This has been done by emphasising people who would potentially wear the jewellery pieces as personalities with a focus on their natural environment and everyday occupations.
Project is curated by Kathrine Lindman and Heidi Felle and exhibited in the Gallery of Skåtøy 23.05.2015 - 14.07.2015
Photographs and idea - © Aliona Pazdniakova
The project is a collaboration with a jewellery and costume artist Ronja Allum http://ronjaallum.com
In her many folded project "On The Origin" Ronja is playing with the idea of a world where people can absorb and reflect the elements of the environment around them, and using this grow their own jewelry. In this reality jewelry becomes a part of the body language.
Photographs are exhibited together with the jewellery at Sørum Kunstførening 18 March - 2 April 2017
Jewellery - Ronja Allum
Models - Victoria Lie and Nicolai Lie
The project was made in collaboration with professor of philosophy and folk culture Mikkel B. Tin and Masfjord Kommune.
Personations literaly means a try to be someone else. Based on a part of the folk costumes collection of Mikkel B. Tin, this series of photographs does not represent clothes only. It is rather a visual statement against the identity-centered society, which demands from a person a concept of himself, belonging to a particular group and distinguishing from the others. Personations is an experiment to challenge this situation and suggest an idea of non-identity or even anti-identity, to libirate a person from the I am, to de-conceptualize oneself or to personate the Other.
The series is exhibited together with folk costumes as a project Hiemlege trakter i ukjente drakter in Kvamsdals Fargeri, Masfjord, Norway 6.07.2014 - 23.08.2014
Idea and photographs - © Aliona Pazdniakova