Lost & Found

Currently we are being forced to reconcile with our preconceived notions and biases of how we view race, gender, class, culture, and all ideals surrounding what it means to be human.  We must address our traditional patterns of thought and behavior. Subsequently, how we think about and consider objects must also be adapted as these are tangible products of our ways of thinking. This collection will explore a world where the traditional uses and meanings of objects are cast aside. When context is taken from object, what does it become and what does it mean? More importantly, how can this notion help us to overturn outdated systems and hierarchies in society?
The storyline of the collection is about the objects women collect to battle the misconception that they themselves are objects. Referencing research on the historical bearings of chatelaines, the 1960s Youthquake Movement, and Dadaist philosophy, the clothes tell the story of a woman gone mad. By decontextualizing everything and anything to become clothing and jewelry, she elevates their value as well as her own.
  • Visual & Media Arts
  • May 2021
  • Online
  • Yvonne Schichtel