Persuasions of memory : the metamorphosis of memory in the precious object

Miller, M 2009, Persuasions of memory : the metamorphosis of memory in the precious object, Masters by Research, Art, RMIT University.


Document type: Thesis
Collection: Theses

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Title Persuasions of memory : the metamorphosis of memory in the precious object
Author(s) Miller, M
Year 2009
Abstract This project takes the portrayal of memory in wearable jewellery and jewellery object making in two directions. The relationship between memory and the experiences it represents is revealed within the singular jewellery object through structural, iconographical, or material relationships among elements of the object. Reinterpretations of the original primary jewellery object result in series of jewellery objects and wearable jewellery that express ideas about the altering of memory. Jewellery objects with removable wearable jewellery components act as memory models, revealing ideas about memory processes through the relationships among their elements. The juxtaposition of soft and hard materials is used as a metaphor of memory.

The result of the project is a body of work consisting of wearable jewellery and jewellery objects1 which manifest ideas about memory; specifically, the relationship between memory and the experiences it represents. The work draws on traditions in the gold- and silversmithing field of creating objects to be used as signifiers of memories3 and mnemonic devices. The primary aim of the project is not to create direct representations of personal memories or collections of found objects that represent cultural histories. Instead, the work engages in a visual and tactile exploration of memory itself: the processes of remembering experiences and the alteration of memory over time. Series of jewellery objects and wearable jewellery reveal ideas about the relationship between memory and experience both within singular objects and among altered objects in series.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Art
Keyword(s) Art -- Philosophy
Jewelry
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