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'Souvenirs of the last century'                 (work in progress)  2009

This project explores a series of propositions concerned with contemporary ecological issues and the problematisation of collecting and archiving natural and ethnographic objects. All objects used in the collection are sourced from opportunity shops and car boot sales even trash dumps. Many collections are dispersed after the compiler of such dies and circumstances force the beneficiaries to dispose of them. Many objects end up as decorations completely out of context, this is particularly true of natural history and ethnographic items taken as souvenirs. My work rescues, retrieves and re-contextualises these objects as a sort of record / archive of lost diversity both natural and cultural.