Archivist Fingers

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set of five bronze fingers and felt-lined wood case, archive ladder
case dimensions: 12”h x 36”w x 12”d
This permanent installation at the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn, NY consists of a collection of bronze fingers cast from the archivists who built and sustained that institution.  These fingers are installed in rotation on the library ladder that runs along a track in the Archives’ central room, mimicking both the queer labor and desire that is central to the survival of that space.