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Library of Litter

By  Janet Tryner 2021
This is a solo exhibition to mark end of graduate artist residency with Coventry ArtSpace 2019-2020. LIBRARY OF LITTER is designed to be used during a lockdown. You can visit via the website I used a range of techniques and media to try to uncover connections between land, ecosystems and human culture at ground level, with a forensic approach that lead me to repeatedly revisit the objects I found. I viewed this residency as an opportunity to test the methods I developed during my degree, and made a series of investigations into Coventry’s land; exploring it by field-walking, then examining and documenting finds in my art. The concept of Library of Litter draws together a notion of a library as a body of always moving and changing parts, that leave and return in a process of gathering and regathering, with the activity of littering within ecosystems - as a scattering and regurgitating of matter that is fundamental to ecosystems and to completing lifecycles and comparing this with contemporary human attitudes to the objects we no longer want and our broken relationship with our ecosystem. Exhibition postcards can be picked up at the gallery. If you would like one and can't get one there, please contact us via this page and we will pop one in the post to you while the exhibition is still running. Janet's graduate residency blogs can be found on the Coventry ArtSpace website.
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