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The Third Mind
Abbey Lee Kershaw photographed by Elle Muliarchyk
ABBEY WEARS Immortals ring Pyrite, Manifesto ring, Anais ring, Dear Imagination ring, Muse ring, Eternal ring, Aphrodisiac cuff, Anais cuff, Immortals cuff with Pyrite, Delta Necklace with Pyrite, Valentine pendant with Pyrite
ABBEY WEARS Immortals ring with Pyrite, Muse ring, Muse cuff, Anais cuff, Invocation necklace, Valentine pendant
ABBEY WEARS Immortals ring Pyrite, Manifesto ring, Anais ring, Dear Imagination ring, Muse ring, Eternal ring, Aphrodisiac cuff, Anais cuff, Immortals cuff with Pyrite, Delta Necklace with Pyrite, Valentine pendant with Pyrite, Scorpio Rising pendant
ABBEY WEARS Valentine ring
ABBEY WEARS Aphrodisiac ring, Muse ring, Manifesto cuff, Valentine ring, Anais ring, Eternal ring, Invocation necklace, Anais pendant, Third Mind bangle
ABBEY WEARS Anais cuff, Invocation necklace, Valentine necklace, Anais necklace, Pleasure Dome ear cuff, Delta of Venus earring
ABBEY WEARS Delta of Venus necklace, Immortals ring, Third Mind ring, Aphrodisiac ring, Valentine cuff
ABBEY WEARS Invocation necklace, Valentine pendant, Delta of Venus earring, Pleasure Dome ear cuff
ABBEY WEARS Delta of Venus necklace, Scorpio Rising necklace, Immortals ring, Third mind ring, Anais ring, Manifesto ring, Dear Imagination cuff, Aphrodisiac cuff
The Third Mind
Film by Elle Muliarchyk with Abbey Lee Kershaw
MANIAMANIA’S SPRING 2012 COLLECTION, ‘THE THIRD MIND’ CHANNELS THE DREAMLIKE SPIRIT AND UNPREDICTABLE VISUAL COLLISIONS OF THE SURREALIST AGE.
The Third Mind
MANIAMANIA's collection, The Third Mind channels the dreamlike spirit and unpredictable visual collisions of the Surrealist age. Free from the constraints of rational thought, the collection is constructed in ways that allude to the Exquisite Corpse technique - whereby words and images are collectively assembled and relish an absence of control.
The range moniker pays homage to The Third Mind, a 1978 book and concept by William Boroughs and Brian Gysin, which showcased the "cut ups" technique originating from the Surrealists - a form also adapted to film making by Kenneth Anger and Maya Deren. In this mode, unrelated texts and images where literally cut up and rearranged to form radical narratives and vistas. The concept signifies a shared consciousness and creative output, only reachable by two or more people; a place neither could reach alone.
It's the lore and mood of such avant-garde pastures, entwined with the feminine power and eroticism of Surrealist muses that inform this new collection of cult artefacts. The conceptual latticework of Andre Breton's Surrealist Manifestos takes concrete form in the Manifesto ring and cuff; the smoky vernacular, bohemian lifestyle and courage of erotic diarist Anais Nin are embedded in the pierced Anais cuff, ring and pendant; The Pleasure Dome ear cuff sites Kenneth Anger's psyched out film Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (featuring Anais Nin).
In MANIAMANIA tradition, primary metals and natural stones are transfigured. The Third Mind meshes Metal Alloy, Brass and Sterling Silver with Pyrite crystal stone, Amethyst and Tourmalinated Quartz in a series of exquisite forms and symbols to free ones self from time and convention.
This fourth range from MANIAMANIA includes the Limited Edition exclusive Abbey Lee Ring, inspired by and in collaboration with modern muse Abbey Lee Kershaw - who also featured once again in the campaign and films for the collection, photographed and directed by Elle Muliarhyk.
Text by Lisa Lerkenfeldt.