'COMPOST' IS AN INTERCONNECTED LABOUR OF LOVE AND A WORK IN PROGRESS.
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'Compost' originated with the aim to demonstrate interconnectivity. As a gardener I see the inevitable breakdown of all things into the one amorphous mass, enriching the earth, enabling strong new growth. The ingredients of this compost were as significant as the process. I brought together a multiplicity of articles including, but not only, shredded illustrations of maps, historical events, artworks, scientific diagrams and mathematical formulae, shredded literature of all kinds advertising, classic literature, religious texts, ghost stories, books in languages other than english and co. There were many plants and animal remains, insects, woollen cloth from Scotland and more, and pieces of myself, my birth certificate, hair and urine. All in together, going through an entropic process to become one rich earthy interconnected mass.
The site of the compost bins (another box) was the council nature strip outside my house in inner suburban Melbourne. Another form of interconnection, this time with the local community including its non-human and non-living parts, the neighbours , the birds and insects and other small animals, the cars and their fumes, the weather, light, and time and plastic and styrofoam.
'Compost' is the first stage in a lengthy process of growing food then making and sharing a meal.