THE ALEPPO PIECE.
Fragments of a broken country. 1-100
GOOD FOR NOTHING
Silver, laminate, plastic-coated steel, nylon thread
GRAB THEM BY THE PUSSY
Chessmen, brass, hemp thread, paper
Ash, plaster, wood, copper, acrylic paints
Putte H. Dal
Machine parts, stopper, brass, aluminium, steel
WORTHLESS by ARKIVET
ARKIVET [the Archive] is a group of Norwegian artists consisting of Putte H. Dal, Hilde Drams-
tad, Elsie-Ann Hochlin, Camilla Luihn and Heidi Sand.
As jewelry artists they each have their artistic distinction. What they have in common is that they like to apply a theme based and conceptual approach to their craft.
ARKIVET sets out to investigate, through their individual works, different angles on how jewelry may work as a medium to promote dialogue in society today. Projects are developed through discussion and research with a common wish to bring jewelry as an artistic expression into contemporary society. They believe that ideological, socialist, capitalist or ecological values, may be analysed and processed through jewelry to promote artistic expression that fosters reflection.
In the WORTHLESS project the group wishes to explore how worth or value is perceived in today’s society. What makes something valuable? What is worthless?
ARKIVET promotes a visual and mental association space for a discourse about the social and economic mechanisms that govern what is considered valuable. ARKIVET emphasizes the communicative aspects of jewelry and chooses to reveal something about human dignity, political aspects, self-esteem and the environment.