Bodies in Motion - Immaterial Lines
Making jewellery sometimes can imply working on a small-scale object and sitting for hours on a working bench. My intention with this project was to jump away from my comfort zone to explore another way of working. My starting point was the exploration of my own body movements leading me to combine them with materials such as paper and fabric. This experience has allowed me to open my mind during the process of making. I began working on a larger scale, creating volume out of paper using my body as a medium. My main question was: how could I materialize body movements into objects? Photography and life-drawings have become tools that help me to catch the spontaneity of movement. The results have become the basis to create objects and finished pieces. Taking a break from goldsmithing to learn new techniques such as weaving and knitting have allowed me to approach metalworking in a new direction. The solutions I have found allow me to combine metal with textile. I continue to dig deeper in order to explore line as a way to express movement.
 

Sonia Pibernat, Master graduation 2018.
Born in Barcelona 1984, began to study jewellery in 2007 in Escola Massana in Barcelona and continued her studies in Escola d’Art del Treball also in Barcelona. Ones finished her studies in 2009, she began her career as a goldsmith participating in several national and international fairs. In 2015 she decided to make a step further and redirect her career by exploring jewellery through an artistic way. She then studied her MFA degree at the Hochshule Trier in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, graduating in 2018. The exploration of movement and the human body through photography and drawing enables her to create delicate pieces using textile techniques.

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