Nu Jade (2017 - 19)
Keywords: nu jade, industrial waste, amulet
In Confucius’s Book of Rites, jade was described as morality, justice, truth and earthy beauty. The work of Nu Jade, created from industrial waste – jade stone and motherboards, reflects on the apotropaic functions associated with materiality of jade: from notions of protection and concern with personal health, the Nu Jade series poses questions about who and at what costs industrial and electronic waste processing and environmental safety are carried out. Can this material, used for motherboards, be seen as a new jade, on which the value systems of our contemporaneity are based? Will it eventually become a hybrid rock – a fossil of our world – in a hypothetical future, when archaeologists will dig it up from the depths of the earth?