Index Over Locked and Forgotten Spaces

In the archive of Alingsås Museum I found a box of keys, keys that no one knew what they were for but were saved anyway. I was struck by the absurdity of saving an instrumental object that no longer has an instrumental use, a per definition useless object. There is also something poetic in the keys. Every key is a reference to a space that is locked and forgotten, that no one remembers and no one can access.

Found keys, mounted in vitrines.

Part of the exhibition Story on story, a collaboration between Academy Valand, Alingsås Museum and GIBCA Extended, October 2015 - January 2016.

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