Veronika Fabian (Kecskemét, Hungary)
Veronika’s work investigates the impact of contemporary capitalism on daily life and personal identity, both of which play a vital role in her final project. Interested in the importance of commodities, she has experimented over the last year in reifying them into pieces of adornment in their own right. Investigating the role of artefacts as signifiers of identity and as a potential way through that value can be created and expressed, she conducted a survey asking individuals to name their most essential possessions. Veronika condensed the outcome of the survey into a series of chain necklaces, analyzing and reflecting on our material culture, to stimulate a dialogue on the necessity and value of our things.
In addition to the pieces, Chained expands across mediums, comprising short stories and several musical singles produced in a collaborative project – experimenting with an interdisciplinary approach for intricate biography of the works. At HEM, along with the jewellery pieces and music videos Veronika presents Chained in an AR fitting room where audiences are invited to try on the collection.
Collaborators: Kristof Hajos-Devenyi, Akos Mesterhazy, Ambrus Tovishazi, Martijn van Ooststroom, Jo Bloxham, J. P. Cardeira, Marilyn Volkman, Greg Lipoczi