Sadly, every shore is a treasury. We make jewellery from marine plastic debris. Each piece is unique. Washed ashore in Norway. Seabling is a practice-based exploration of found marine plastic material in the context of discursive jewellery.
Upcoming: October 1 2019, Panel and presentation at Pratt Institute, New York. Material Modifications: Refashioning Ocean Plastics
3-5 June 2019, Full paper presentation at NORDES, Nordic Design Research Society conference, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland. "Taking Care of Plastic: Discursive Jewelry and Anthropogenic Debris".
Feature Article in The Creative Industry Brief "Seabling - En subtil pekefinger". 15.05.2019.
Feature article in The Chromarty, February 2, 2019. "We are not saving the world".
February 26th 2019: Talks and Exhibition at Artistic Research Symposium at Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway.
June 13th 2018. Article, NRK "Skal bygge 100 m² stor katedral av havplast: Her er fem interessante prosjekter som lager kunst av havplast".
May 15-17th 2018. "Precious Trash: Discursive Jewellery, Ocean Plastic and Digital Mediational Refinement".
Paper presented at the symposium "Jewelry in the 21st Century: Digital meets Handmade" at Fashion Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano, New York City.
Jan 8th 2018
"Every Shore is a Treasury". Artist Talk and workshop at Westerdals: Oslo School of Art Communication and Technology, Oslo, Norway.
Nov 22th 2017. Presented as part of the Unconference Programme, Srishti Insitute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru, India. Cumulus Conference "Letters to the Future".
OCEAN PLASTIC AS JEWELLERY MATERIAL
When taking a closer look at every plastic piece, we see cracks, texture, color nuance, differences in opacity and a whole spectrum of material qualities. Forms are generated by a range of forces we do not control. We experience jewellery as an open and interesting discursive platform for the exploration of marine plastic debris. Plastic is a versatile material. But astray in nature it undermines the conditions for life on this planet.