If do not know who Viktoria Modesta is, you might be interested to know that she was our first “Ambassador of Singularity’.
During The X Factor Final on ITV, on Sunday 14th December 2014, Channel 4 launched this video as part of the channel’s brand campaign, ‘Born Risky’. Channel 4 decided to give Viktoria this opportunity because she is different to any other contemporary pop artist: ‘She treats her amputeeism as empowering, as part of her artistic expression which can thrill and influence – not an accident of nature which demands sympathy. Viktoria’s Prototype shines a light on stigma, questions normal ideas of sex and beauty and celebrates being different’.
Some words about Prototype video
As Viktoria Modesta said: ‘For a long time, pop culture closed its doors on me as an amputee and alternative artist. I think people have always found it hard to know what to think or feel about an amputee who wasn’t trying to be an Olympian. In sports, ‘overcoming’ a disability makes you a hero, but in pop there is no place for these feelings,” she adds. “I have never felt comfortable thinking of myself as disabled and this has inspired me to actively challenge old-fashioned views and create a platform in mainstream pop-culture, with other artists, where I have always known I belonged. The time for boring ethical discussions around disability is over. It’s only through feelings of admiration, aspiration, curiosity and envy that we can move forward’.
Isn’t this quote from Leo Buscaglia inspiring? We think so! If you agree with us, feel free to spread it:
‘The hardest battle you’re ever going to fight is the battle to be just you’.
A preview of the Metropolis sterling silver and anodized titanium fine jewelry collection at Laura Marquez’s Gallery
In the process of developing the Metropolis Collection Irene and I have felt like Thomas Alba Edison more often than we would like. Why? Because, as the Smithsonian explains, ‘he filled more than 40,000 pages with notes before he finally had a bulb that withstood a 40 hour test in his laboratory. In 1879, after testing more that 1600 materials for the right filament, including coconut fiber, fishing line, and even hairs from a friend’s beard, Edison and his workers finally figured out what to use for the filament–carbonized bamboo’. Creating this collection is being more demanding than we ever imagined, but we are convinced that our efforts will worth it at the end.
A preview of our Metropolis Collection is available at Laura Marquez’s Gallery right now. It is a real privilege for us to have our cherised creations exhibited along with those designed by gifted jewelers such as Dorine Botana, Jaime Moreno, Liane Katsuki, Michael Ott and many others.
If you have the chance to visit Laura’s gallery, do not hesitate to make the most of it! Remember: 33 Lagasca St., 28001 Madrid. A place for Art, a place for Delight.
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