Projects from Vera Aldejohann
Vera Aldejohann (veraaldejohann)
Tue, 07. Aug 1984
Applied Art and Design, FH Düsseldorf, 2010-2014
Bachelor of Arts, 2014
take & give
Elisabeth Holder; Herman Hermsen
year of making
Take and give is about the appropriation of graffiti. I have spent a lot of time with graffiti sprayers in urban places.
Whether permitted or not, I installed identical blank metal plates, comtemporary jewellery and brackets to different walls so graffiti could sprout on them. If graffiti appeared on them I "harvested" and archived the materials. The work "Graffitipieces" is a collection of over 80 graffitied materials. Every plate originates from a picture. A book is a reference and archive.
Over the years a thick layer of uncounted graffitis decorate walls. I also collected those to convert them into jewellery. By treatment lower layers re-appear and together with the other layers unfold a new picture.