LIBRARY OF LITTER was designed to be used during a lockdown, in unreal space, disconnected and out of touch - rather like the human relationship with our ecosystem!
Janet doesn't plan to add to her Library of Litter project via this website but has revisited her interest in litter and urban landscape several times in other projects which you can read about in her blog anatomyofasmile.
Library of Litter draws together a notion of a library as a body of always moving and changing parts that leave and return in a process of gathering and regathering and compares it with the activity of littering; as a scattering and regurgitating of matter fundamental to ecosystems and to lifecycles. Considered as a contemporary human attitude to things when they become objects we no longer want, this is a symptom of our broken relationship with our ecosystem.
Janet uses a range of techniques and media to try to uncover connections between land, ecosystems and human culture at ground level. She viewed her residency as an opportunity to test the methods she developed during her degree, and made a series of investigations into Coventry’s land in 2019 and early 2020 and then examined and documented her finds in her art.
You can still visit the online exhibition via photos from the window exhibition at Coventry ArtSpace Arcadia Gallery, the 'Ground Level Interference' Soundwalk LINK and the augmented reality works can still be downloaded from this Litterjacks LINK .
Library of Litter was created and produced by Janet Tryner during her graduate art residency with Coventry Artspace 2019/20.
Exhibition postcards were available at the gallery and there are some left. If you would like one please drop a request in the comments and Janet will post one to you.
Janet's artist website.