Artist Weaves an Intricate Web of Thread and Thousands of Keys at the Venice Biennale
During this year’s 2015 Venice Art Biennale, contemporary Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota created an immersive instillation consisting of two boats, red yarn, and a large number of keys that were donated by the public. For the exhibit titled “The Key In The Hand”, the artist constructed a tightly woven ceiling web of red yarn and 50,000 suspended keys. The concept behind this installation is to explore the perception of memory, using thousands of keys collected from people across the globe, Shiota explains, "Keys are familiar and very valuable things that protect important people and spaces in our lives. they also inspire us to open the door to unknown worlds’"