During the last 6 years, Kuldiga’s archive has been located in an old building that used to be a librery and before that a kindergarden. Six women work there, taking care of objects and images that constitute the traces from which memory and identity are created. I was immediately fascinated by the building and the histories etched on its surfaces. The fragility of the building mirrored the gaps, cracks and creases evidenced in the archive itself and each object found or donated had been chosen to signify the histories, culture, traditions and identities of the Kuldiga community.

This work is a deconstruction of the archive that starts from the selection of a random folder of images with an objective to connect the complex relationship between the space and its contents, the past and the present.

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