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The cabinet of unnatural history, ‘souvenirs of the last century’

The cabinet of unnatural history explores a series of propositions concerned with contemporary ecological issues and the problematisation of collecting and archiving natural and ethnographic objects. First shown as a work in progress in 2009 as part of Brunswick West Sculpture Triennial. A vast collection of objects made of natural materials sourced from op shops and trash markets retrieved and recontexturalised as a sort of record / archive of lost diversity both natural and cultural. Part one : ‘from the forest’.

Essay 'Deadwood Rising' Elvis Richardson 2010