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Liu Yun
Excessive Desire – You Shall Not Always Get What You Want
Liu Yun
Excessive Desire – You Shall Not Always Get What You Want

“To what extent can contemporary jewellery express feelings of discomfort by reminding the wearer that they won’t always get what they want?”

 

Excessive desire – and the extreme measures one might take to fulfil this are explored by Liu Yun’s jewellery collection Excessive Desire – You Shall Not Always Get What You Want. Taking drug users as a subject, Liu is stuck by the contradiction between the self-knowledge that drug use is harmful and the addicts need to use them.

 

To this end, the wearer is encouraged to interact with the jewellery – the materials used offering contrasting feelings – between comfort and discomfort, and acting as a limit on the wearer’s body. Liu reminds the wearer that they will not always get what they want.

 

Dizzy Glasses
Silver plated copper, seaweed and Agar Agar
Dizzy Glasses
Comfort Limit
Seaweed, plain flour and PVA glue
Comfort Limit
Awkward Rings
Seaweed, plain flour and PVA glue
Awkward Rings
Awkward Rings