The Visa necklace is developed with the idea to look for boundaries of what we value and the difference in interpretations. It plays with elements of the cheap chain references in combination with the traditional Japanese Kintsugi techniques using gold, ceramics and packaging. It searches for the balance of high precious materials and low culture. The visa hanger is created to represent the double interpretation of items and meanings. Where the word Visa stands for Visum and it’s contrast of frustration, integration versus the beauty you can find in another culture. The word and visual elements stand also literally for value as in the creditcard. Money is in the end the ultimate myth that has gotten value by creation of individuals.
We chose to work with the gold of packaging and fake gold leaf instead of the high precious gold leaf that is normally used for the technique Kintsugi. With this choice we want to play with the value of gold that has been created in our cultures. Also RA! is always searching for alternatives for the waste full and unfair industry of precious metals, mining and minerals.
This technique can also be used to repair your broken products such as a vases, jewellery pieces etc. We provide a repair service that with these beautiful ancient techniques will bring your beloved items a second life.
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