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.

 

TAKING TIME / PRENDENDO TEMPO RESIDENCY PROGRAMME

Collemacchia, Molise, Italy

 

The Museum of Loss and Renewal Residency Programme TAKING TIME / PRENDENDO TEMPO offers artists, curators, musicians or writers uninterrupted periods of time to reflect or to produce work.

 

Inidividual Residents 2019 announced

 

 

Guided Group Residency

PLACE, PEOPLE and TIME: publishing as an artistic practice

 

Devised  in partnership with My Bookcase for creative practitioners working with printed matter and publishing as an artistic practice and for those who have a strong interest in this area.

Application deadline: Sunday 05 May 2019

NOTES ON A CHANGING PLACE

 

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

 

The Museum of Loss and Renewal contributed to ‘Shelter Stone - the Artist and the Mountain’, a newsprint publication, that features around 35 artists and writers, all with a fascination with the mountain landscape: physical, spiritual, pioneering, poetical, ritualistic.

Making Museums: Place & Politics Symposium + Helmsdale: Museum for a Day

A two day event that focussed on the ways in which geography, people and politics can determine how we create the museums of today. Co-curated by Timespan + The Museum of Loss and Renewal

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.

Walking towards MYSELF, Camminando verso ME STESSO

 

A choreographed slide projection combines drawings, photographs and writing to reveal a five decade long consideration of a condition of duality: Scots-Italian identity.

ERASMUS THE CLOWN

 

Video, sound track and a letter to the audience from Tracy & Edwin's son Erasmus, who plays the Clown. Continuing their interest in portraiture, the representation of conflict and the space between private and public.

NO MORE LYING

An exhibition with an associated public events programme that invited reflection on the effect of alcohol dependence syndrome on children, and on well-being, material culture and memory.

The Story of the Girl and the Apple Tree

An installation by Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen in collaboration with their daughter Esméemilja April Jouel, presented in and around the house of artist Liz Skulina.

 

Object Becomes Subject

 

The Museum of Loss and Renewal's second stage was a temporary public hybrid space for exhibition, production, education and research that hosted public events.

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.

Loss Becomes Object

 

The first manifestation of The Museum of Loss and Renewal, Loss Becomes Object, was an exhibition that focussed on the interrelationships between death, memory, material culture and recycling.