Ela Bauer, earrings, 2016
Ela Bauer, earrings, 2016

Ela Bauer, earrings, 2016
Ela Bauer, necklace, 2016, polyurethan, silicone
Ela Bauer, necklace, 2016, polyurethan, silicone
Ela Bauer, necklace, 2016, polyurethan, silicone

Ela Bauer’s new work focuses on the dish: the dish as an antenna, and the dish as a decorative object. The satellite dish is used as a metaphor for the continuous ‘transmitting’ and ‘receiving’ of information. Ela places her jewellery-dishes on the body, a little distant from it, as if ready to start transmitting or receiving. Their regular or whimsically patterned circles symbolize electromagnetic waves. For centuries now, dishes have not only been used for serving food but also as wall decoration. Referring to this tradition Ela presents her dishes as wall objects in different sizes and textures, and in outrageous colours; dishes that communicate with each other and with their spectators.