T H E D I N N E R

The dinner #3 took place 2017.12.08 at Platform Stockholm gallery / Stockholm, Sweden. During  Dinner #3 ten professionals from various fields are sitting down having a discussion and enjoying a dinner together. The dinner hosts are jeweler Annika Pettersson and senior lector and jeweler Miro Sazdic.

The invited dinner guests are:

Bettina Schwalm

Hanna Hedman

Jelizaveta Suska

Johan Thor

Kristina Schultz Lindberg

Marie O´Connor

Matt Smith

Morgan Phalen 

The topic for this event is “Doing the No No”. This theme deals with the area between attraction and repulsion. We want to explore what lays beyond the boundaries of what is accepted culturally and aesthetically, we aim to explore taboos and forbidden pleasures.

“Whatever we permit ourselves we are forbidding ourselves something else. All our ideas for ourselves – all our aims and aspiration and beliefs – are definition restrictive….. To forbid something is to make it unforgettable, at its worst to forbid is to force attention and to guarantee interest.”

Adam Philips, Unforbidden pleasures

The dinner guests were asked to wear a black shirt for The dinner. We have chosen to have a dress code to highlight the fine details in the jewelry that will be worn during the dinner. The jewelry that is worn during the dinner is a part of a series of brooches titled: Glitch in the copy and are made by Annika Pettersson.

Glitch in the copy is a project that can be seen as a reaction to the theme of “Doing the No No”. This is a series that explores the process of copying and reproduction. A classical Victorian “diamond” brooch has been reproduced by 3d-scanning and 3d-printing. Today we live in a copy-paste culture and the way we look upon concepts like the original and the copy that have been altered along with our society's cultural change. I am questioning how this change of perspective has affected the way we look upon contemporary craft and jewelry in relation to value, authenticity, technique, and production.

The video to the left is a video documentation of the full event.

Duration 2 h 39 min. 

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