Medically Prescribed Jewellery
Part 1 | Surgical and medical materials that penetrate and perforate skin and subcutaneous cellular tissue.
“Medically Prescribed Jewellery’” is a new approach to the term jewel, shifting the concept of value and luxury towards a debate on medical science and body design by starting the production of exquisite powerful objects. Having as a starting point the exploration of a merger between anatomy, medicine and jewellery, this project focuses on the combined use of actual surgery tools and their replicas in order to create jewellery pieces that are intimately related to the human body, WITHOUT EVER being dissociated from their original function.
Regarding present and future biotechnological advances that allow the praxis of an object penetrating and perforating skin and subcutaneous cellular tissue and the possibility of inserting others in a deeper level within the body, thus turning it into the manipulated surface that carries the uncanny equivalence between body and dummy and its inside represented as a crypt, by means of re-shaping one’s physicality, here are presented six levels of jewellery, organised by their visibility, in which are introduced the concepts of sub-dermal, exo-dermal, exo-corporeal and intra-corporeal jewellery.
Surgical and medical materials that penetrate and perforate skin and subcutaneous cellular tissue.
Presented as wearable jewellery pieces, never being dissociated from their original function.