Margaret Jennings - Retreevable: Life Findings

12 Nov 2018 – 24 Nov 2018

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Westminster Reference Library

England, United Kingdom

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  • Tube: Charing X / Leicester Square
  • Charing Cross

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In the face of looming climate change, predicted increase of urban population density and The Anthropocene, the work is motivated by urgency and deep concern of loss of community spaces and opportunities to connect and flow freely through living space as our own.


Come and Handwrite or Bring Your TREE 'STORY'

Contribute  to the Exhibition 

Your Expression, Thought, Idea,  Memory, Poem, 

Word, Sentence, or Sketch...

Anything that Connects You to Trees... 

Handwritten on Discarded/Recycled paper/card.

To Be Displayed, Shared, Archived, Perhaps Published.

All Ages Welcome

This loss, the depletion of woodlands, ancient forests, city parks, and inextricably interwoven wild life, plants and species, along with library closures, links together here to critically question 

"Who we are and Where we are going?" in the taken for granted everyday speed of daily consumer life.

Explorations of participative reconnections, potential human empathy for life forms beyond our own kind in the presence of the otherness of trees, their language and intelligence, are investigated in a rich tapestry of materials and processes, of textiles, photographs, videos, ceramics, silent walks, carvings and writings.

Engendering deformatting in a 'keen eyed re-sensitised childlike curiosity zone,' focus is on phycological shift and decolonizing our relationship to nature.

Recognising connections through archives and libraries, books and paper, and nurturing of growth and fruition. Opportunity is offered here to hand write, display and share tree 'stories'; any personal thoughts about trees. To be archived.

Margaret Jennings

BAFA Goldsmiths

You are welcome to view the exhibition whenever you wish during library opening hours. 
Monday  to Friday : 10am - 8pm, Saturday 10 - 5pm

(* Please note that on the last day of the exhibition it will come down at 3pm)

Visit instagram to view more images:  https://www.instagram.com/margaretkokoro

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