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Blood Sweat and Pearls

Blood Sweat and Pearls

A film by Simone de Vries


Jewelry designer Ted Noten (1956) is well-known for his cheeky pieces of jewelry. Are they wearable? Not necessarily. Are they provocative? Absolutely.

Noten: I make jewellery that takes some time getting used to. When you wear it, you make yourself vulnerable as it makes such a striking statement. I speak out through my jewellery and objects. I comment upon jewellery as a phenomenon, upon the industry or, like any artist, upon humanity.

The documentary is an intimate portrait of an artist who throws his golden formula overboard abruptly and faces the future fearlessly and with an open mind.