DU BE.

DU BE is a joint exhibition by Vered Babai and Kobi Roth,

composed of jewellery and small objects.

2006

Early memories and popular images from childhood, computer games, toys, embroidery and hairstyles stand as sources of inspiration and lead a quest for new images and shapes, while their research process refers to classic metalsmithing techniques (such as soldering, casting, perforation, melting and wrapping), in attempt to realize a complex result of metal work.

 

Vered Babai and Kobi Roth met during their studies at the Department of Jewelry in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. For a period of several years they used to meet and work together as part of weekly routine, at Vered's workshop in Tel Aviv. All the pieces in this exhibition were placed in pairs and reflect the ongoing dialogue during those meetings.

 

The title "DU BE" (meaning in Hebrew "Teddy Bear") is directly and associatively related to this group of works and also provoke a sense of "duo" when divided into syllables.

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Upper image – Kobi Roth Materials: copper wires, silver Lower image – Vered Babai Materials: brass net, copper wires

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Right image – Kobi Roth Material: silver Left image – Vered Babai Material: silver

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Upper image – Vered Babai Material: silver Lower image – Kobi Roth Material: silver

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Upper image – Kobi Roth Material: silver Lower image – Vered Babai Material: plastic net

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Right image – Vered Babai Materials: silver, copper wire Left image – Kobi Roth Materials: copper wires, silver

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Upper image – Vered Babai Materials: copper wires, silver Lower image – Kobi Roth Materials: copper wires, silver

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