Our culture is based on exploitation. The global hunger for energy and raw materials makes war an obligatory means to fulfill the promise of unlimited prosperity and to keep up the circuit of production and consumption. The plastic toy guns I use in the jewelry series refer both to the raw material which is the fundament of our Western societies, and the political power system necessary to secure its exploitation.
I made this video in 2020 for the jewelry exhibition project 'Polemos' at Galerie Weltraum in Munich. Today Europe is witnessing the war in Ukraine - a fact that no one would have believed possible three years ago.
Video featuring Sigurd Bronger, Ioannis Michaloudis, Jurgita Ludavičienė, Maja Houtman, Eva Monnikhof, Lisa Walker, Leo Caballero, Sarah Bailey, Clemens Ritter Von Wagner, Galerie Biro, Romanian Jewellery Week, Waldemar Kerschbaumer, SMCK Magazine.
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