The Museum of Loss and Renewal is a roaming art practice nurtured by Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen. It offers space, time and contexts for making and sharing, with a focus on the challenges we face in our individual and social lives.
Merging production, education and research The Museum of Loss and Renewal manifests itself in multiple forms such as exhibitions, public studios, screenings, residencies and publications. These activities often incorporate interdisciplinary public gatherings.
Since 2017 The Museum of Loss and Renewal has been running a residency programme in Collemacchia, a small Italian village in the Molise region. Each residency provides artists, curators, musicians or writers with uninterrupted periods of time to reflect and/or to produce work.
NOTES ON A CHANGING PLACE (2017)
Taking the ideas that underpin The Museum of Loss and Renewal as their starting point and using a wide range of historical and personal references Tracy & Edwin have produced this series of 18 posters and a publication as part of their contribution to the Sharing Not Hoarding public art project.
THE MUSEUM OF LOSS AND RENEWAL ON MONTE MARE, MOLISE (2017)
The Museum of Loss and Renewal contributed a new work to ‘Shelter Stone - the Artist and the Mountain’. The project takes the form of a newsprint publication, in a numbered edition of 250 that features around 35 artists and writers, all with a fascination with the mountain landscape: physical, spiritual, pioneering, poetical, ritualistic.
Jo, Josephine, Giuseppina and Tracy
The first chapter in the exploration of Tracy’s relationship with her mother, Giuseppina Salvatore (1933-2015). Created between Collemacchia and Cerreto, Molise, Italy in 2016.
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, 2017
ERASMUS THE CLOWN
Video, sound track and a written component in the form of a letter to the audience from Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen's son Erasmus, who plays the Clown. Continuing their interest in portraiture, the representation of conflict and the space between private and public.
The Royal Scottish Academy, 2014 - Chabot Museum, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2015
NO NEUTRAL REPRESENTATIONS
The slide projection 'No Neutral Representations' is a series of notebook pages with associated postcards. The role of art in end of life issues is explored.
Highland institute for Contemporary Art (HICA), Dalcrombie, Loch Ruthven, and Visual Research Centre, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, 2011