Carte Blanche to David Bielander
Exhibition, mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland.
This Munich-based Swiss designer translates everyday objects into jewellery. The elements of a chair are thus transformed into a sausage necklace, drawing pins into the scales of a koi carp, and disposable lighter hoods into flying insects. David Bielander pays close attention to objects and materials alike, revealing that which is already there – the sausage in the chair, the scale in the drawing pin – and in some way listening to the forms contained within things. The jewellery-maker is less intere ed in the symbolism of his various animal figures than in their immediate familiarity to the viewer. As a result of this ambivalence and playfulness, when his pieces are worn, they truly come to life.