return
(Exhibitions, Installations, Land Works, planted, Publications)

 

the idea of RETURN is based on the course of nature. The movement is cyclic, and the course completes itself.

I Ching (Wilhelm translation)

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return, exhibition, site-responsive, death, dying, comfort, memorial, planted, nature, growth, particpatory, video, video projection, installation, daffodils, wheatgrass, community, publication, event, catalogue

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spade

a spade dug into a mound of earth in the entrance way,
contains a small video monitor displaying time-lapsed frames
of the daffodil planting.

"One of the most arresting pieces of work in the exhibition
was an old metal spade - itself a potent symbol of fertility,
of growth, of life, almost as much as being the gravedigger's
tool of choice. A small rectangular hole had been cut into the
spade and a tiny video monitor, no more than a few inches wide,
had been inserted into the created void. The piece was beautiful,
poignant and quite quite arresting."
Eddie Chambers

"The piece is entrancing - I can't help wandering back to check
their progress. The work is typical of the way Lovejoy marries
nature and technology."
Simon Hattenstone

 

 

interfaces of location and memory