Karl Marx Jewelry
ACCESSORIZING KARL MARX / ACCESSORIZING DAS KAPTIAL
Karl Marx Jewelry
for the jewelry.. I designed KARL MARX SAID.... with the design and procution help of CEM CACO and additional advise by Florentina Leitner.
Porcelain and Platin paint; bronze and 5 mm 100 % felt: assitance: Jong-Hyun Park, Joachim Baur, Kenneth Dow, Daniel Herleth, Jonny Mitchel
Accessorizing Karl Marx
The first Karl Marx related jewelry pieces I made years ago and actually triggered this entire fashion project. When I was invited to present these few pieces I had, I took the occasion and produced some garments for the presentation of them as mentioned in the KARL MARX WEAR PRADA section. As nearly with all my works, the jewelry, made in different materials, served just as yet another surface to write on and play with contexts and references. I become very fond of speech bubbles formats that allows me to pick up trivia like “Britney Spears admits Working Bitch is inspired by Karl Marx” “woww … DOW Plummets over 1200 points” or “I hate Karl Marx.” As a byproduct from my first tailoring experience, I reworked the idea of the necktie and called it Rope Around Your Neck. For the NY presentation of COMME des MARXISTS I made more works in porcelain as well as in silicon which I was even forming myself into shape. Silicon came in very handy because I could color it myself and have it cut by a computer controlled 3 D cutting machine which made perfect sense for the works labeled MARX SEX WORK. Finally, I added a series of necklesses that were made of felt and dealt with Marx quotes entitled Karl Marx Said …
Karl Marx Said …
This title was not only used for Marx quotations silk screened on felt but also for a series of monochrome dresses in three different colors meant to handle these accessories. The final silhouettes was made only two weeks before the fashion show with the help of a professional fashion designer, Cem Cako according to my drawings, using the latest of a relatively thin 100 % felt fabric that had not even been officially released by the company. I did really fall in love with all these fabrics, the production process and the excitement to get some ideas translated from some simple scratch drawings to some tangible product and couldn’t refrain myself from producing even though I pushed me into deep debt because of the high costs of the partially very professional process. There were moments I had up to 20 people working on something and not everybody did so pro bono thought the list of helpers who did it simply because I could convince them with my ideas is very long since I myself am very helpless when it comes to manual work. As most of my works, this series too was marked by some label attached to it somehow.
(design assistance, interpretation and production:Cem Caco - Modelling: Alissa Mcckendrick, Patrizia Leitner, Lily Randal)
Marx and Snowden are on a plane to Caracas.
Marx asks about this hacking: is it the PLA (Peoples Liberation Army, China) or the NSA. (National Security Agency).
more of these to come.. not yet photographed
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