Set out for Valise



Valise does not necessarily carry same concept as time capsule, in regards of thinking behind the selections and purposes of being, but there are similarity to be considered. You would carefully make choice of contents (except when it’s unintentional), and finder would never completely understand any story behind. With higher chance, the one who will find and open(unexpectedly) might say, ‘what were they thinking?’. But it is precious just as it is since it survived through amount of time and get lively again in totally different context.


Here are three different examples of Time Capsules ;

1. Time Capsule for AC 7,000(Public/Representative)


Westinghouse Time Capsules II created for the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair

2. Time Capsule from dead soldier containing his possessions(Private/Unintended)


‘Time capsule’ from soldier who died on the Somme

3. 610 Time Capsules, or passel boxes(Public/Intentional)


Andy Warhol’s Time Capsule 44

Andy Warhol’s Time Capsule 21 (Digital Archive)




I’m setting out several options for arrangements that users can choose based on their choice of identity. Aim is how to display their collections depending on different purposes. It leads to interesting aspect of ‘accommodating identity’ in given space.



Arrangement opt 1. Duchamp’s Valise


Arrangement Opt 2: Archaeologist, Architect


Arrangement opt 3: Photographer


Arrangement Opt 4 : Ordinary


Selecting 69 objects is not easy.

Figuring out metal joints for the Valise. Building up suitcase is next step for tomorrow.




Manual for DIY Valise could be very obsolete soon.

DIY is in decline because today’s men are too soft



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