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SO MINT! Sublime Devastation by Carolin Dieler

Maastricht Academy of Arts '20

SO MINT! is a series of posts on fresh graduates in fashion, jewellery and design from around the world. Handpicked by Current Obsession.

Our oceans are facing drastic changes according to scientific prognoses. These changes are partially caused by natural fluctuations, but humanity is accountable for the momentousness of these challenges. “Sublime Devastation” is exploring the history, contemporary development and future potential of the connection and disconnection between humanity and the ocean.

The supposal that the sea will continue to provide for us eternally is naïve and dangerous. (World Ocean Observatory, 2018)

The hypothesis is, that mankind might be able to reconnect with nature through a sublime experience. A sublime experience is not something that can be created, but which one has to stand open for to perceive. However, one can help sharpen other’s minds to realize encountering these sublime moments. If humanity would reconnect with the ocean and win back an understanding on how dependent we are on marine ecosystem services the value and respect for the sea would rise. The collection of body objects synergizes man made elements with marine life structures and textures.


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