It is that black – video

It is that black – video

My latest jewellery collection “Post-punk: The years of Innocence”, is inspired by the post-punk culture.


The video  showcases the process of silver oxidation.
The oxidation is done by a solution, known as ‘patina’, that speeds up the natural oxidisation process of silver.

The soundtrack song is Sabina by Einstürzende Neubauten.

The song is talking about three colours, red, gold and black. At the end of the song, it refers to black, and once all the rest colours have been rejected, the song states “I wish this would be your colour”.

At this point I make the connection with the jewellery. I wish the black would be the colour of the metal, instead of silver, and I display the process of oxidation in fast forward.

The song’s lyrics:

It’s not the red of the dying sun
The morning sheets surprising stain
It’s not the red of which we bleed

The red of cabernet sauvignon
A world of ruby all in vain

It’s not that red

It’s not as golden as Zeus famous shower
It doesn’t come, not at all, from above
It’s in the open but it doesn’t get stolen
It’s not that gold
It’s not as golden as memory
Or the age of the same name

It’s not that gold

I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
Your colour, I wish

It is as black as malevitch’s square
The cold furnace in which we stare
A high pitch on a future scale
It is a starless winternight’s tale
It suits you well

It is that black

I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
I wish this would be your colour
Your colour, I wish