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Filiz Ates - Athens Jewelry Week 2020

Filiz Ates

Down The Hill

Pendant

Copper, Brass, Nail Polish, Thread

Down The Hill #1

Pendant

Alpaca, Copper, Brass, Nail Polish, Thread, Salt

Down The Hill #2

Pendant

Copper, Brass, Brass Filter, Nail Polish, Thread

Down The Hill #3

Pendant

Alpaca, Copper, Can, Brass Filter, Nail Polish, Thread

Down The Hill #4

Pendant

Alpaca, Copper, Can, Brass Filter, Nail Polish, Thread


The novelist, journalist Asli Erdogan has been arrested in 2016 in Turkey. She was a columnist for a pro-Kurdish opposition daily. Therefore, the court charged her with being “a member of a terrorist organization.”
This collection “Down the Hill” addresses Erdogan’s novel, City in Crimson Cloak which focuses on poverty, criminality, death, and a woman who tries to survive in the darkest corners of a slum, also known as a favela, in Rio de Janeiro.
I created my own favela from the leftover materials. My main motivation behind creating this collection was to imagine that there could be colorful and joyful lives within these shelters despite the pain, poverty, and darkness. Thus, I could see these lives by lifting their roofs.


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