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Keys to... / Catalogue

Keys to...
Keys to...

Keys unlock, undo and open. The word key is associated with opening, closing and making clear that which is hidden. A key is symbolic of a solution to a problem; its an essential object.

The keys to... catalogue explores the purpose of a key, taking it beyond its seemingly simple function to its symbolic significance. Keys are catalogued into two main sections: tangible and extraordinary, with four sub-categories describing the key's function.

Torn open, with the key provided, French folded pages reveal photographs of locks, landscapes and places that the keys access. The process of opening the pages reflects the action of opening a lock.


The Arts Institute at Bournemouth

The Arts Institute at Bournemouth
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Jeanne Cummins, Phil Jones, Roger Gould


Isbell, Rosanna

Isbell, Rosanna
Bristol, United Kingdom