Hester Popma van de Kolk, 2016, Netherlands

Gold of the world II (not all that glitters is gold)

Global Gold, golden shapes bonded together, resembling the map of our world. At a closer look, the shapes are chips of SIM cards, the visual part of an invisible world of communication, linking people, cultures, businesses, covering huge distances in a fraction of a second. Taken from their phones, the chips have ceased to communicate. The last fragments of information are locked into these golden shapes and communication has ended. Or has it? Perhaps new thoughts will be inspired by all the con- nections that were once formed through these chips and its wear- er will charge this piece of jewellery with unique new meanings.

SIM and credit cards