TOBIAS ALM: TRACES OF FUNCTION - 12 Jun 2013 - 12 Jul 2013

Tobias Alm: Traces of Function
Coming from an interest in what happens at the point where a mere object becomes a tool, this work is an exploration of toolness and functionality in objects. I am looking at what happens when the practical function of a tool is diffused or obstructed. Are the activity-invoking qualities still present? Could this transformation lead to that other values that are otherwise hidden or unthought of, gets revealed?

Making jewellery out of objects showing traces of practical function creates an interesting conflict between pragmatism and adornment.

I am looking at what happens when the practical function of a tool is diffused or obstructed. Are the activity-invoking qualities still present? Could this transformation lead to that other values that are otherwise hidden or unthought of, gets revealed?

 
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Coming from an interest in what happens at the point where a mere object becomes a tool, this work is an exploration of toolness and functionality in objects. I am looking at what happens when the practical function of a tool is diffused or obstructed. Are the activity-invoking qualities still present? Could this transformation lead to that other values that are otherwise hidden or unthought of, gets revealed?

Making jewellery out of objects showing traces of practical function creates an interesting conflict between pragmatism and adornment.

I am looking at what happens when the practical function of a tool is diffused or obstructed. Are the activity-invoking qualities still present? Could this transformation lead to that other values that are otherwise hidden or unthought of, gets revealed?

 
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JEWELS by TOBIAS ALM: TRACES OF FUNCTION

 Traces of Function no.35  by Tobias Alm
Tobias Alm.
Neckpiece: Traces of Function no.35, 2012.
Fiber board, Wood, Cotton.
13 x 8 x 3 cm.
100 gram..
 Traces of Function no.33  by Tobias Alm
Tobias Alm.
Neckpiece: Traces of Function no.33, 2012.
Fiber board, Cotton.
14 x 5 x 3 cm.
100 gram..
 Traces of Function no.26  by Tobias Alm
Tobias Alm.
Brooch: Traces of Function no.26, 2012.
Fiber board, Wood, Cotton, Steel.
12 x 7 x 4 cm.
100 gram..
 Traces of Function no.23  by Tobias Alm
Tobias Alm.
Neckpiece: Traces of Function no.23, 2012.
Wood, Fiber board, Cotton.
16 x 8 x 5 cm.
120 gram..
 Traces of Function no.21  by Tobias Alm
Tobias Alm.
Neckpiece: Traces of Function no.21, 2012.
Wood, Fiber board, Cotton.
17 x 9 x 7 cm.
70 gram..
 Traces of Function no. 25  by Tobias Alm
Tobias Alm.
Brooch: Traces of Function no. 25, 2012.
Wood, fiber board, cotton steel.
 Traces of Function no. 27  by Tobias Alm
Tobias Alm.
Neckpiece: Traces of Function no. 27, 2012.
Wood, fiber board, cotton.
 Traces of Function no. 37  by Tobias Alm
Tobias Alm.
Neckpiece: Traces of Function no. 37, 2012.
Wood, fiber board, cotton.
 Traces of Function no.28  by Tobias Alm
Tobias Alm.
Necklace: Traces of Function no.28, 2012.
Wood, Fiber board, Cotton.
17 x 10 x 8 cm.

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