|Institution:||Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design|
|Keywords:||Corpus; Tableware; Objects; Craft; Body; Subjective; Perception; Alternate; Humanities; Arts; Visual Arts; Humaniora; Konst; Bildkonst; Jewellery + Corpus (Ädellab/Metallformgivning, Master); Jewellery + Corpus (Ädellab/Metal, Master)|
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Humans are surrounded by objects. The human-object interaction is more frequent than the human-human interaction. The history of objects is as old as the history of human beings. This fact establishes and defines their meanings in a social and cultural context. This essay aims to look at the established meanings of corpus objects and possibilities of developing new meanings of tableware and other objects related to table in contemporary craft. To investigate if the perception of the object changes with the change of material or its formal aesthetics. How can the meanings of the objects and their identities be altered or substituted? Do we recognize the objects the same way if their form and function is altered? What role does material play in how one reads an object? This essay looks at the importance of objects and the role they play in our daily life. To explore what lies in an object beyond its function and the notion of materiality, what can be the boundaries and limitations of our perception, understanding and tradition of objects?