ZiZi / 10 piece object, 2012 / collaboration with Joseph Marzolla / Reindeer antler, coloured, leather, plastic box
ZiZi series is a collaboration project with artist Joseph Marzolla. With ZiZi we want to explore how handicraft, design and art can work together and how the contemporary and the traditional can meet. We are expanding the boundaries until they explode, re-appropriating and disturbing the routine, and being surprised by the outcome.
We choose very sober patterns of body parts and also words in English, German and Greenlandic that describe feelings that one usually keeps out of view. Thus we are playing with the reindeer antler origins as a body part that dislocated itself from the body and posing questions on body boundaries, including the mental emotional functions.
For the first ZiZi object we commissioned a local carver in Nuuk, Greenland, that usually carves traditional and tourist friendly patterns out of reindeer antlers, to carve our own designs out of the same material.