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Mey Lean Kronemann: “Lovepicking”

Fotos: Daniel Zipris

Die Berliner Künstlerin Mey Lean Kronemann knackt Liebesschlösser – ohne sie zu beschädigen und arrangiert sie danach neu. “Love Locks are a custom by which padlocks are affixed to a bridge or similar public fixture by couples to symbolize their everlasting love. The couples then throw the keys into the river together. By lockpicking the Locks of Love, we question the idea of love or relationships being bolted and barred, closed like a prison or cage, which can only be opened by breaking it. So we held a live lockpicking workshop. After all, this place held loads of padlocks for practice. (And for some unknown reason couples seem to use particularly cheap locks for demonstrating their everlasting love.) Part of the ritual is that the couples throw the keys to their locks into the river, which means that they will not be able to put their lock back in its right place – unless they learn how to lockpick.” Via: Mail, thx Aram!

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