PRESCRIPTIONS


Prescriptions are an exchange component of the Self-Medicated Exhibition. They are a reaction to a collective longing for connection during a disconnected time, and the desire to touch and experience tangible work. We initially came together because of our meditative artistic practices and the varying ways our processes provide personal comfort. While our practices work to heal us, we wondered, how does it translate to the wearer?

Inspired by the Situationist International movement, we developed “prescriptions”, or directives, to go along with a specific piece, and to be exchanged with another member of the Self-Medicated group. The directives were designed for each recipient, who was asked to perform and document according to the artist’s prescription. We each drew a member’s name, and sent them a piece along with the prescription for it. The work traveled from San Diego to Antwerp, Antwerp to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City to Philadelphia, and Philadelphia to San Diego. The result is an exploration of intentions, engagement, and the transformative power of jewelry. It captures a shared moment in time; of connection through jewelry and our attempts to self-heal. Please click each image below to see the outcome of this exchange.








  SELF-MEDICATED: ANTWERP BE, OKLAHOMA CITY USA, PHILADELPHIA USA + SAN DIEGO USA