Designer will make a death mask, streaming making process online.
Emerging jewellery designer Kyle Hopkins will take up residence at SHOWstudio, a fashion film studio in London, where he will create his own death mask on film.
Hopkins will take his workbench, tools and metal with him to SHOWstudio, where he will make the mask, all part of a wider death-themed exhibition that is currently taking place at SHOWstudio.
A video stream of Hopkins making the piece will be run on the SHOWstudio site on August 23 and 24, when he is in residence.
Hopkins’ jewellery is described as modifying the body, with casts of ears and eyes hung as pendants or a series of brass finger prints linked in a chain. He has also made jewellery collections featuring tiny people, a collection that was a surprise hit at Kabiri last Christmas – when Hopkins was still a student.
A release from SHOWstudio said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer him a platform to showcase his craft.”
Hopkins was selected to take part as the studio felt that he fitted with the current theme. Its shop and gallery exhibition director Carrie Scott is said to have recommended Hopkins work to the SHOWstudio director, fashion photographer Nick Knight.