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Aurelie Dellasanta

MA work

‘Cleanliness is next to godliness.’


This project involves interactivity in public spaces by designing a range of products and audio-visual installations displayed in toilets. With this intervention, I want to break away from mechanical actions related to cleanliness. Symbolic gestures, objects and images will play a particular role in the actions of cleaning. The presence of symbolism will affect people’s attitudes, and cleaning will become more of a ritual through gesture. The objects manipulate the way people perform these daily actions.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2011

  • ‘Cleanliness is next to godliness.’


    This project involves interactivity in public spaces by designing a range of products and audio-visual installations displayed in toilets. With this intervention, I want to break away from mechanical actions related to cleanliness. Symbolic gestures, objects and images will play a particular role in the actions of cleaning. The presence of symbolism will affect people’s attitudes, and cleaning will become more of a ritual through gesture. The objects manipulate the way people perform these daily actions.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Product Design: Jewellery, Haute École d’Art et de Design, Geneva, 2002; Graduate Diploma, Teaching: Art & Design, Haute École d’Art et de Design, Geneva, 2007
  • Experience

  • Freelance jewellery designer, Geneva, London, 2002-11; Voluntary visual art teacher, South Point School, Varanasi, India, 2006 & 2008; Voluntary jewellery teacher, Samne Gat School, Varanasi, India, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • Think Twice: New Latin American Jewelry, MAD, New York, 2010; Décor, Design et industrie, Les arts appliques a Geneve, Museum of Art and History, Geneva, Switzerland, 2010; Esther Brinkman/Sophie Bonduban/Aurelie Dellasanta/Sonia Morel/Louise Vurpas, Gallery Tactile, Geneva, Switzerland, 2010; Le Bijou Lémanique, Galerie S O, Soleure, Switzerland & London, 2010
  • Awards

  • Finalist, Swiss Federal Design Awards, 2011; First prize, Applied Art, Berthoud, Lissignol-Chevalier & Galland Grants, 2008; First prize, Jewellery and Object Design, Fond Cantonal d’Art Contemporain of Geneva, 2002