23 September - 21 October 2012
The idea for this work was inspired by a collection of Jacob and Co. watches titled Epic Tourbillon. Marilyn Schneider is interested in this title because the billon part of tourbillon could easily be mistaken for billion and this word combined with epic suggests that these luxuries offer some form of abundance.
As these ‘excessories’ are usually decorated with hundreds of diamonds, the title implies an extensive display of conspicuous consumption for the wearer, although their inevitable small scale undermines the use of language that promotes them.
Using the idea of a ‘face’ as a façade that exhibits excessively ambitious presentations of wealth, Schneider utilizes sculptural installation to create of collection of ‘replicas’ that reinterpret the glamourising norms of representation that emulate luxury and status.