by New Assemblage 10–27.03.2022

Malocchio Mirror
34 × 9 × 4 cm
Mirror-Glass, Recycled Sterling Silver, Silver Solder, Lab-Grown Gems, Synthetic Coral, Freshwater Pearls, Epoxy

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'Malocchio Mirror' is a playful approach to ideas of repurposing, recycling, and resurrection within contemporary design. Nodding to Mediterranean superstition and constructed through silversmithing techniques, the piece offers a speculative interpretation of the hand mirror. The reference to 'Malocchio' (The Evil Eye) is not a personal reflection of superstition, instead, it is the product of superstitious fixation and the people it influences. The hand mirror has been iconified as a vessel for reflection throughout history. 'Malocchio Mirror' offers a re-interpretation of this object through a lens of superstitious fixation. A device for self-surveillance and paranoia, a contemporary cursed object. The assemblage and (re)construction of 'Malocchio Mirror' is centered around sustainability and resurrection. Recycled silver, lab-grown gems, and repurposed mirror glass are all critical features in this work. Using recycled luxury materials alongside 'junk' allows reflection on what we consider waste and the potential of recycling in contemporary design.

Bobby Corica of Sguscio is a jewellery designer working out of his studio in Brunswick East on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. References to genetics, memory and, family are lensed by his Italo-Australian heritage. Bobby’s work oscillates between humorous and macabre, resulting in highly textured, unique one-off pieces.

122 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065, @new.assemblage
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122 Gertude Street, Fitzroy 3065