“The Brain is part of the material world, the material world is not part of the Brain” – Henri Bergson, Matter and Memory.

‘The Valley of Lost Things’ tells the story of the losing and finding of a key. Through these events, three key versions existed; the original, the imagined, and the found key. It’s unclear how these three keys came into being and expired. It’s possible that they crossed paths and influenced each other’s existence. Through the losing, imagining and finding, something external became internalised, was reformed into something else, then regurgitated.

Claire Davies lives and works in Nottingham. Recent exhibitions include ‘The Hidden Experience’, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham, ‘Hunky Dory’, EnclaveLab, London, and ‘A Portal Atop a Bus Stop’, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania.

The Valley of Lost Things is at Two Queens from 3rd March to 21st April.

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester's creative community for over a decade - promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

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