Artist statement by Lucy Sarneel:
“I regard a piece of jewelry as an object of high concentration and energy, something that both the wearer and the viewer “zooms in on”, inviting to reflect and project.
In a wider sense than traditional amulets I see a jewel as a giver of strength, a protector and a counterweight to the complex world in which we live.
This celluloid film-material of the Eye film archive, once projected on cinema-screens, moved people’s mind and heart.”
The dimensions of the necklace are 3,5 by 1 cm.
Eye Film Museum
Eye is sometimes called ‘the cinematic memory of the Netherlands’. And in all modesty, that title is no exaggeration.
The Dutch national museum for film, located on Amsterdam’s IJ harbour, manages more than 54.000 films from all genres. The collection represents an outstanding sample of film history, from classics and blockbusters to cult films. But Eye does not only focus on the past: it also closely follows the latest developments in film by organizing new acquisitions, programmes, and debates. The building is open every day for anyone who is interested in film and film culture. Visitors are welcome in four cinemas, an exhibition space, a floor dedicated to educational activities, a shop, and a bar-restaurant.
Eye is internationally acclaimed for its knowledge of and expertise in the field of film restoration, research, and education. The organization has 185 employees who do their very best to make everything you would want to know about film easily accessible. For young and old, for film enthusiasts and professionals, and from constantly changing perspectives, Eye focuses on film as an art form, as entertainment, and as part of digital visual culture.