flockOmania a solo exhibition created by jewellery artist Zoe Robertson showcased wearable objects, exploring the notion of Jewellery and Performance. The exhibition took place at the Lanchester Gallery, Coventry University, UK from the 19th January – 19th February 2015.
The exhibition was created in response to a collaborative relationship with dance artists Dr Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris. Their background in contemporary dance, movement improvisation and site based performance has provided the catalyst for this body of work. The resulting jewellery is theatrically-sized to emphasise and explore themes relating to the scale and movement of the body. The objects were meticulously handmade using a mix of traditional craft skills in combination with industrial processes and new technology.
Overall the exhibition challenged the traditional display of jewellery whereby the work hung freely in the space and not typically displayed behind glass. The space was seen as a laboratory of making in which the dance artists improvised movement and the audience was be invited to interact with the work on show.
The exhibition closed with a collaborative improvised performance bringing together sound, light, photography and film artists. Working across art forms the artists created an atmospheric, dynamic environment within which the dancers will explored the ever- changing relationships between object, body and space.
For further information about the project from concept to realization please visit http://www.flockomania.com