On Saturday the 11th of March Makers Move will make a short presentation of our project and new book ‘Makers Move Matter’ on action Stage between 16.10-16.30 (just before the TALENTE price).
The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects at the Saatchi Gallery in London's King's Road London SW3 4R.
We are happy to announce that the book ‘Makers Move Matter’ is finished. It’s a documentation of our work since 2012, and some of the encounters we had with people on the road and their stories. Four writers have contributed their ideas about material culture, the relevance and importance of tangible objects and jewellery as a ‘dynamic’ medium, and the human and powerful qualities of making things.
Thanks to Ayelet Yanai for the graphic work which has transformed the book into a beautiful object. To Adriel for his correction reading, and to the text contributors Louise Mazanti, Hans Stofer, Inger Sjørslev and Morten Skriver.
Needles to say – the book is a relevant object to have in your hands!
The book will be launched on November 4th in Gallery Goldfingers during http://boilingpot.dk. For the time being the book can be purchased directly via email@example.com for € 25 exclusive postal cost.
During the event Makers Move will be working in the streets on the 5th and 6 of July, and giving a talk at the JMGA conference on the 12th of July. There will be an overview of the Makers Move project at the SCA Galleries, Sydney College of Arts, from the 9th of July till 1st of August.
WCC (world crafts council) has invited Makers Move to present our project during the Golden Jubilee Summit.
The 16th of August Makers Move and the mobile workshop will be on three locations during 'Upmarket' in Gothenburg.
Makers Move is invited by 'Röhsska Museum', 'Upmarket', 'Hnoss Initiative' and 'New Adventures in Jewellery'.
The Danish Agency for Culture has invited Makers Move together with 5 other designers to represent Danish Crafts and Design during the event World Design Capital 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.
From the WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL 2014 webpage;
World Design Capital Cape Town is about design in its broadest sense, including designing better cities for people. The WDC Cape Town 2014 programme promotes design-thinking as an innovative andeffective means to solving the various issues faced by modern society. Cape Town will use World Design Capital 2014to highlight the creativity of our city, country and continent through a year-long programme of design-ocused events, exhibitions, projects and initiatives.
VISION. Our vision is to transform Cape Town through design into a sustainable, productive African city, bridging historic divides and building social and economic inclusion.
Between the 15th and 30th of September 2013, Makers Move expanded their ‘base’ and next to the mobile workshop joined forces with Amandine Meunier, in the kiosk at Place Palais Royal in Paris during the Circit Bijoux events.
You can order the publication by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, each publication costs 10€ ex postage.
" Makers Move is a ground-breaking project in jewellery art. In a simple move, Gitte Nygaard and Josephine Winther focus on an aspect of jewellery that we often neglect - the personal and relational aspect - and the meanings that emerge in the exchange between object and wearer over time, and which often have profound symbolic layers. Here are layers that reach far beyond the actual value of the jewellery and beyond what we see when jewellery is worn or exhibited. Layers that can incorporate past and present, wearer and giver, stages and places in life" (From presentation text by Louise Manzanti )
“In Makers Move, the two jewelers in an exemplary manner combine a number of interesting aspects of making jewelry, wearing jewelry and communicating through jewelry. The project is both very simple and very complex. It is fun and unpretentious, while at the same time it is both serious and ambitious. When the two jewelers on their quirky cargo bike set up their workshop at selected locations and extend an invitation to the public to engage in a dialogue, you clearly sense that Makers Move is the real thing − not just a publicity stunt, but a serious exchange of experiences between customer and artist.
The two jewelers not only assume the role of anthropologists and facilitators of people’s stories about jewelry − they also have something at stake themselves, as they offer passers-by to make casts of their jewelry in a kind of “give and take” exchange. The jewelry is copied on the spot and the result is beautiful, embossed pewter coins or amulets, coarse but with character.
One attraction is the fundamental fascination in watching skilled craftsmen work, but there is not much showing off in this open workshop. Instead, there is an attractive crackpot or DIY atmosphere, which feels inviting and inclusive and is therefore fully in line with the whole idea behind the project.
Although the small workshop is primitive, everything has been thought out with an inspiring care and a lot of attention to detail in the design. Even in bad weather it is fully functional. And of course, the communication and media aspect is well thought out, for example in the form of the website www.makersmove.com. Quite simply, the idea behind Makers Move and the reality of the project are in perfect unison. The Committee for Crafts and Design is looking forward to seeing the two jewelers in their work clothes on their quirky cargo bike out and about in the city next time they have the chance.”