About collaborations

Extraordinary and rare in the world of so-called applied art jewellery are Ela Nord's collaborations with her visual artist friends. In broad terms, she finds interest within their approaches to jewellery - but is particularly drawn to how their work can be integrated into a new series based either on their work or through direct collaboration.

For these pieces of jewellery, she uses materials provided by each artist to then work freely and then incorporate, for example, in collaborations with Sonja Leimer’s sculptures or Mladen Bizumic’s photography.

Otherwise, as in the case of Georg Petermichl, an existing concept exists in the imagination of her artist friends and can be realized and materialized together.

(Excerpt from the text by Ariane Reither for the exhibition "Mulberry Tubes", 2020)