A black shed housing a cornucopia of glowing versions of antique and vintage objects, this work is a permutation of Twilight, the artists’ ongoing public art project previously staged as life-scale mock antique and thrift stores on the streets of Washington (2018), Toronto (2020), and Örebro (Sweden, 2022). Each object is a replica in the form of a handmade lantern, assembled from photographs of objects collected and intensively documented by the artists in each city Twilight has visited. Appearing as an island of light inside the dark storehouse in which they are now archived, they are lit in changing coloured patterns, which visually organize the hodge-podge collection into categories.
For the New York City installation the categories lit as groups include: Washington, Toronto, Sweden, NYC; personal objects of the artists; types such as clocks, lights, spiritual objects, musical instruments and so on.
During the final month of the installation, the lanterns are given away, to be replaced by lanterns made by the public during workshops offered by the artists during the exhibition’s run. Participants are prompted to sketch lost objects from memory, and these sketches are then assembled into lanterns which are lit and displayed in the shed transforming the structure into the Museum of Lost Things.