Body Cartography is a series of jewellery pieces to be worn directly attached to the skin. Each plate holding the pieces corresponds to a body area - head, chest, back, hand and foot - and each piece is meant to sit on a specific point, as represented on the plates: the forehead, the chin, the collar bone, the sacrum... Once purchased, the plates are shipped to you accompanied by a cosmetic tape to be used to stick the pieces onto your skin, as well as a map illustrating to which body part does each piece correspond.
Margherita Potenza / Chest tile - Body Cartography
Margherita Potenza is a maker with an interest in site-specific works and body-related objects.
She comes from an applied arts background and graduated from the Jewellery & Metal department at Royal College of Art, London. Her practice spans from jewellery making to product design, art installations and writing. Her recent projects include exhibiting at jewellery and design events such as OBJECT Rotterdam and Obssessed Jewellery Festival, producing a series of interviews to artists, makers and designers in collaboration with photographer Daniele de Carolis, and participating in Stichting Françoise van den Bosch's artist-in-residency.