︎︎︎ CULTURE
   APPROPRIATION


The first ear piercings arose amongst primitive tribes for magical purposes. Believing that demons and spirits were repelled by metal, the tribe's wore metallic ear piercings to prevent the penetration of bad spirits. Sailors would have their ears pierced to improve their eyesight and if sailor's bodies would wash up against some shore, the ear jewellery would pay for a Christian burial. In many societies, ear piercing is done as a ritual indicating puberty, of which each of the parents would pierce an ear, symbolising the child's dependence upon them.
The Ancient Egyptians are of the oldest bodies found with stretched ear lobes. They also loved to adorn themselves elaborately and even restricted certain types of body piercings to the royal family.
The Ancient Romans were very practical and piercings for them always served a purpose. They would pierce their nipples to signify strength and virility. Julius Caesar himself pierced his nipples to show his strength and signify his unity with his men.

This project is in progress, I’m going to create  a video animation based on the style of the images below, in which myths, cultures, religions and beliefs are perforated at the same time. To realized the “piercing” I was inspired by primitive weapons, by the origins. Furthermore, I’d like to recreate those weapons and made an “urban installation” where common objects are pierced


   



















︎︎︎ Brass, first Jewellry collection prototype












︎︎︎ CULTURE
   APPROPRIATION


The first ear piercings arose amongst primitive tribes for magical purposes. Believing that demons and spirits were repelled by metal, the tribe's wore metallic ear piercings to prevent the penetration of bad spirits. Sailors would have their ears pierced to improve their eyesight and if sailor's bodies would wash up against some shore, the ear jewellery would pay for a Christian burial. In many societies, ear piercing is done as a ritual indicating puberty, of which each of the parents would pierce an ear, symbolising the child's dependence upon them.
The Ancient Egyptians are of the oldest bodies found with stretched ear lobes. They also loved to adorn themselves elaborately and even restricted certain types of body piercings to the royal family.
The Ancient Romans were very practical and piercings for them always served a purpose. They would pierce their nipples to signify strength and virility. Julius Caesar himself pierced his nipples to show his strength and signify his unity with his men.

This project is in progress, I’m going to create  a video animation based on the style of the images below, in which myths, cultures, religions and beliefs are perforated at the same time. To realized the “piercing” I was inspired by primitive weapons, by the origins. Furthermore, I’d like to recreate those weapons and made an “urban installation” where common objects are pierced