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Residue, 2022

Unwanted clothing, edible seedlings

Residue was installed in the window of a disused clothes shop in Catford, South London, displaying the debris of fast fashion in its passage to waste dump, landscape and soil.

 

The installation was part of the @futures_after exhibition in March 2022, involving 45 local and international artists, that reflected on what value exchange means within our high streets and reimagined how we connect with our economic, ecological and social environments during these unprecedented times.

 

Residue was in place for three weeks before the edible seedlings were cut and eaten during the Futures_after closing event. The clothes used in the installation were charity shop rejects, leftovers from clothes swaps and uniforms found in the vacant Peacocks store. All of the clothes were passed on or recycled following deinstallation.