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.

 

RESIDENCY PROGRAMME

 

Since 2017 The Museum of Loss and Renewal has been running a residency programme in Collemacchia, Italy. 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

 

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.

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.

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.

 

Highland institute for Contemporary Art (HICA), Dalcrombie, Loch Ruthven, 2011