The survival of our planet and ourselves depends on the realisation that we are part of the environment. We need to re-conceptualize our relationship and maximise our connective participation. Cleaning as a practice is the first step towards this understanding. Through cleaning, we express our respect and appreciation towards ourselves, others, and our direct surrounding. We learn to reconnect with our physical environment and internalise it by actively engaging with it. Cleaning changes our awareness and perception. It promotes independence, helpfulness, and consideration. Moreover, we learn to correlate our actions with their cause and effect. Necessary to maintain a healthy equilibrium, cleaning is part of our life as a recurrent cycle.
Studio B Severin praises cleaning as a holistic approach to life-based on practice and routine and has developed three pieces of jewelry for daily routines. A necklace that incorporates a sponge for cleaning the face; a bracelet which unravels to reveal a glove for cleaning the home; a set of thimbles for cleaning the environment and picking up trash in nature. It is impossible not to wonder how these apparently conceptual objects will develop in the near future as fear of viruses and illness affect us all daily.
Each piece will be made on measure. It is also possible to acquire the whole set – the rings, the bracelet and the necklace.