PUBLICATIONS AND EDITIONS

The Museum of Loss and Renewal Publishing is a vehicle for the production of artist’s publications, books and limited editions.

Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen, the curators of The Museum of Loss and Renewal, share a passion for printed matter, multiples and artists’ books. As The Museum of Loss and Renewal Publishing, Tracy & Edwin offer residents and former residents creative and practical advice about their potential publishing projects, design and edit publications and provide access to a network of relevant international professionals and organisations.

Residents and former residents source funding for the production of their publication, and to cover the costs of design and editing. The Museum of Loss and Renewal Publishing does not act as a distributor but supports promotion via e.g. an online launch event, advertising on social media and on The Museum of Loss and Renewal website.

Tracy & Edwin lead the annual Group Residency PUBLISHING AS AN ARTISTIC PRACTICE with invited international contributors, that brings together a wide range of creative practitioners to share expertise and to collaboratively explore what publishing within creative practices is and can be. The Group Residency is designed to stimulate new ways of thinking and experimentation through production, research, co-learning and presentation.

Unfolding 1: Surfaces, Boundaries, and Beyond by Katja Kerstin Hock

Unfolding 1: Surfaces, Boundaries, and Beyond
Katja Kerstin Hock

Unfolding 1: Surfaces, Boundaries, and Beyond evolved during Katja’s residency with The Museum of Loss and Renewal in Collemacchia, Italy, in 2022. The period in residence was facilitated by Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen, and was funded by Nottingham Trent University, UK. In the lead up to, and during her residency, conversations between Katja and Tracy & Edwin supported her to reconsider and revitalise her artistic practice and her position as an artist.

The environment in which the residency is situated enabled Katja to rekindle her childhood curiosity, to tarry then focus then explore.

This beautifully composed and carefully produced artist’s publication is housed in a bespoke printed cardboard box. It contains a cast of a Collemacchia walnut, printed images of photographs made in Collemacchia and the making of the publication, and a conversation fragmented across text pages. The contents are unbound for the viewer/handler to rearrange at will and to stimulate a variety of viewing/presentation methods. Additionally, a binding method is provided should the viewer/handler wish to settle on a fixed order and mode of use.

To purchase Unfolding I: Surfaces, Boundaries, and Beyond please contact Katja Kerstin Hock

Edition of 15
Design and Concept: Katja Kerstin Hock
Image copyright: Katja Kerstin Hock
Text: Richard Davey
Publisher: The Museum of Loss and Renewal Publishing, ISBN 978-1-9998596-7-1, 2023

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? by Bettina Hindes

In Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? Bettina Hindes reflects on her time in residence with The Museum of Loss and Renewal in 2021, and her considerations of life and death.

This essay was first published online in 2022 by The Wrath-Bearing Tree.

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? is the first publication in The Museum of Loss and Renewal REVERBERATIONS series that celebrates work by residents, making public their periods of reflection and creative exploration in Collemacchia, the village in the municipality of Filignano, Molise, Italy where The Museum of Loss and Renewal proffers its residency programmes.

Publisher: The Museum of Loss and Renewal Publishing, ISBN 978-1-9998596-6-4, 2023,
16 pages.

FREE. Please contact The Museum of Loss and Renewal for a postage and packaging quote.

WILD WAYS Publication, 2023

WILD WAYS

WILD WAYS is an international residency project devised, curated and facilitated by The Museum of Loss and Renewal (Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen).

The WILD WAYS online Group Residency took place across October 2021 and the in-situ WILD WAYS Group Residency happened in Collemacchia, Italy in October 2022, both with invited partner The Walking Library (Misha Myers and Dee Heddon).

Find out more about the 2022 WILD WAYS Group Residency in Italy by visiting the WILD WAYS publication, 2023 It brings together information about the residency programme, activities, residents, facilitators, contributors and the environment. The publication was curated and designed by The Museum of Loss and Renewal and launched during an Online Event in April 2023 with invited international guests.

The precursor to the 2022 in-situ WILD WAYS Group Residency was the WILD WAYS Online Group Residency that took place in October 2021 with residents whose remarkable range of practices spanned art, walking, (cultural) geography, performing arts, urban theory, (landscape) architecture, theatre, dance, anthropology, publishing … This Group Residency is documented in the WILD WAYS publication, 2021 that was launched during an Online Event in January 2022.

DRAWING INTO BEING Publication, 2023

DRAWING
INTO
BEING

During the 2022 Group Residency Drawing into Being an interdisciplinary group of residents activated drawing, a sophisticated means of thinking and communicating, to investigate Collemacchia and its environment in Italy’s Molise region.

You can find out more by visiting the Drawing into Being publication, 2023 that brings together information about the programme, the organisers, the participants and the environment and that gives a feel of some of the Group Residency activities. The publication was launched during an Online Event in March 2023 with invited international guests.

HOW THE HEART CAN FALTER by Giovanna MacKenna

HOW THE HEART CAN FALTER, Giovanna MacKenna’s first poetry collection, is the story of the experiences that build us, of the people whose actions are the tools that carve us, of the unflinching hope of a child’s love, of the constant friction of a life lived in grief, and the rescue to be found in the natural world.

Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen as The Museum of Loss and Renewal Publishing are extremely proud to have brought How the Heart can Falter to life, in close collaboration with Giovanna during a period in residence in Collemacchia, Italy, funded by The Museum of Loss and Renewal.

The cover artwork for How the Heart can Falter was created by artist Emily Fong, a former Taking Time / Prendendo Tempo artist in residence.

The Museum of Loss and Renewal Publishing hosted the online book launch of How the Heart can Falter during which Giovanna shared a selection of her poems alongside special guest readers Christina Thatcher and Claire Askew.

Publisher: The Museum of Loss and Renewal Publishing, ISBN 978-1-9998596-5-7
2022, 160 pages.

£8.99 + Postage & packaging £2.80 second class within the UK
Postage & packaging for 2 copies: £3.90
Postage & packaging for 3-10 copies: £5.55

If you would like your book to be delivered outside the UK, please order by contacting The Museum of Loss and Renewal.

If you would like a dedication in your copy, please email your message to The Museum of Loss and Renewal.

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“Whilst in many ways this a deeply personal collection, MacKenna explores the experiences that build us all. Many readers will be able to identify with them, though they may not have the talent of MacKenna to describe them. This is a work of considerable courage and profound insight that at times proves a difficult, intensely moving read, but that, after all, is often the characteristic of great writing. There’s no doubt in my mind that MacKenna is star in the literary firmament who will shine every more brightly as she writes more.”
Nigel Kent, poet and reviewer

Read Nigel’s full review of ‘How the Heart Can Falter’.

On the 8th of June The Museum of Loss and Renewal Publishing hosted the online book launch of How the Heart can Falter during which Giovanna shared a selection of her poems alongside special guest readers Christina Thatcher and Claire Askew.

“What a launch, what an incredible poet, what a beautiful room, what sensational readings from the Co-stars. This night is for @giovmacpoet – a heart with holes, so it can open for us all ♥️♥️⭐️⭐️♥️♥️⭐️⭐️👏👏👏👏👏
– Damien B Donnelly, poet and host of Eat the Storms Poetry Podcast – @deuxiemepeau

“I’ve got to say that last night’s launch of @giovmacpoet ‘s new collection ‘How the Heart Can Falter’ featured A-list poems and sets by Giovanna. If you don’t know her poetry, you’re missing something special by this emerging talent. PS she’s a great performer too! “

“Just a quick email to congratulate you on last night. Not only was the poetry top class, but you performed the poems so movingly.
…Sincere congratulations on what I genuinely believe was the best Zoom launch I have been to.”

– Nigel Kent, poet and reviewer – @kent_nj

“First up, MASSIVE thank you to @giovmacpoet for inviting me quite literally into their heart. You sometimes know, when you hear someone on an Open Mic, that they are destined for greatness, and that’s what I knew with Giovanna. Their poems are self propelling and sustaining.
It was fantastic also to hear @OneNightStanzas and @writetoempower in support… and it was a lovely touch to have them read @giovmacpoet ‘s work too. Top quality evening, thank you SO MUCH.”

– poet, S Reeson – @InternetofWords

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT GIOVANNA

WILD WAYS, 2021 (online residency)

WILD WAYS ONLINE

The online Wild Ways Group Residency took place in October 2021 during the Covid pandemic. Residents whose remarkable range of practices spanned art, walking, (cultural) geography, performing arts, urban theory, (landscape) architecture, theatre, dance, anthropology and publishing came together to share and collaborate using digital technologies.

You can find out about what the participants were up to by visiting the online Wild Ways online residency publication that brings together information about the organisers, the participants and the broad variety of activities they have collaboratively undertaken while interacting during their residency. The publication takes the form of a ‘Padlet’ which was launched online in January 2022.

The online group residency was followed by an on-site group residency in October 2022. You can find the publication that was put together and launched in 2023 here.

FAT WHITE STAR

FAT WHITE STAR was produced by Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen on the occasion of their exhibition at ISBN Books + Gallery, Budapest. The printed collage celebrates Mario Lanza (1921-1958), the great American-Italian operatic tenor and actor whose family is from Collemacchia, the village in Italy where The Museum of Loss and Renewal‘s residency programmes take place.

Mario’s Father, Antonio Cocozza was born in Collemacchia in 1893. After the earthquake of 1984 the family home and surrounding houses were replaced with the building that is now home to The Museum of Loss and Renewal.

The annual Festival Mario Lanza celebrates opera and music and pays tribute to Mario’s short but productive life and his remarkable musical achievements, and takes place in the municipality of Filignano.

Publisher: The Museum of Loss and Renewal Publishing
2021, digital print, 119 x 84 cm, edition of 5 + 2 house copies, numbered and signed by the artists, folded and presented in folder.

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SPOT & STAIN #00

SPOT & STAIN is a series of publications that is released intermittently when Stefanos Pavlakis and Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen work on projects together.

With Stefanos in Berlin and Tracy & Edwin in Glasgow, and working with full concentration and at a rapid pace, a collective investigation was kick-started into graffiti, language, translation, and public space and place. This first issue of SPOT & STAIN creates the conditions for the growth of a future project, and will inform their developing collaboration.

#00 has arisen out of the intensive virtual residency Swallows, initiated by Danica Maier and Louisa Chambers, that took place in April and May 2021. The residency brought together seven artists through a daily programme of discussion.

Graphic design: Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen
Content: Stefanos Pavlakis and Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen
Publisher: The Museum of Loss and Renewal Publishing, ISBN 978-1-9998596-4-0
24 pages, 25 x 17 cm

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TAKING TIME / PRENDENDO TEMPO 2019

TAKING TIME / PRENDENDO TEMPO 2019 brings together the artworks, visual material and texts produced by the residents who participated in The Museum of Loss and Renewal Residency Programme 2019: Wolf von Kries, Hari MacMillan, Janet Steen, Erika Dahlén, Margo Davis, Emma Brown, Anna Oberfeld, Florence Richardson, Jennifer Gathercole, Richard Ashrowan, Steve Dutton, Lynn Imperatore, Kirsty Maguire, Michele Marcoux and Gabrielle Leah New.

Graphic design: Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen
Text: the artists and Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen
Publisher: The Museum of Loss and Renewal, ISBN 978-1-9998596-3-3
72 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm

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PLACE, PEOPLE AND TIME: PUBLISHING AS AN ARTISTIC PRACTICE, 2019

This collective publication, which was launched at the Printing Plant Art Book Fair 2019 in Amsterdam, is the outcome of the Group Residency ‘PLACE, PEOPLE & TIME: publishing as an artistic practice’ (August 2019). Participants: Adrián Quezada Ruiz, Berta Ferrer, Corinne Thiessen, Dorte Gottlieb, Emily Fong, Fernanda Aránguiz M., Leah Anderson, Mary Lilith Fischer, Scott Northrup.

Graphic design: Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen
Text: the artists and Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen
Publisher: The Museum of Loss and Renewal, ISBN 978-1-9998596-2-6
96 pages, 28 x 22 cm

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TAKING TIME / PRENDENDO TEMPO 2018

TAKING TIME / PRENDENDO TEMPO 2018 brings together the artworks, visual material and texts produced by the residents who participated in The Museum of Loss and Renewal Residency Programme 2018: Dominique Cameron, Annabel Howland, Dee Heddon, Emily Fong, Martina Gecelli, Fabien Marques and Tom Flint, Sarah Rose Graber, Beverley Hood & Morna Young.

Graphic design: Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen
Text: the artists and Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen
Publisher: The Museum of Loss and Renewal, ISBN 978-1-9998596-1-9
64 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm

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TAKING TIME / PRENDENDO TEMPO 2017

This bi-lingual (Eng-It) publication brings together the artworks, visual material and texts produced by the residents who participated in The Museum of Loss and Renewal Residency Programme 2017: The Collective Responsible For, Jamie Watt, David Evan Mackay, Marwan Moujaes, Lee Hassall.

Graphic design: Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen
Text: the artists and Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen
Publisher: The Museum of Loss and Renewal, ISBN 978-1-9998596-0-2
64 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm

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NOTES ON A CHANGING PLACE

Published as part of the exhibition project NOTES ON A CHANGING PLACE. Launched at the NOTES ON A CHANGING PLACE: A GATHERING event at the McManus, Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum.

Graphic design: Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen
Text: Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen
Publisher: The Museum of Loss and Renewal
40 pages, 26.5 x 18,5 cm

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ERASMUS THE CLOWN

Published as part of the exhibition project Erasmus de Clown at the Chabot Museum in Rotterdam.

Graphic design: Stout/Kramer
Text: Erasmus Mackenna / the Clown. Language, Dutch
Publisher: The Museum of Loss and Renewal
14 pages, 26 x 18 cm

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LOSS BECOMES OBJECT BECOMES SUBJECT

A publication documenting the first two manifestations of The Museum of Loss and Renewal. 48 printed cards and A6 booklet in silk-screened cardboard box with rubber band.

Graphic design: Stout/Kramer
Text: Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen
Publisher: The Museum of Loss and Renewal
17 x 12.5 cm

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LOSS BECOMES OBJECT BECOMES SUBJECT

Cardboard box containing two posters, two badges, publication (see Loss becomes Object becomes Subject, above (48 printed cards and A6 booklet in silk-screened cardboard box with rubber band)) and thirteen 35mm slides (images of ‘No Neutral Representations’, a series of photographed notebook pages with associated postcards).

Graphic design: Stout/Kramer
Text: Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen
Publisher: The Museum of Loss and Renewal
25.5 x 33 cm

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THE STORY OF THE GIRL AND THE APPLE TREE

THE STORY OF THE GIRL AND THE APPLE TREE was produced by Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen, the curators of The Museum of Loss and Renewal as part of their exhibition with the same title.

Graphic design: Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen
Text: Tracy Mackenna in collaboration with Esméemilja April Jouel Mackenna Janssen
Publisher: The Museum of Loss and Renewal
17 x 12.5 cm, edition of 7 copies, 20 printed cards and fold-out with printed story in silk-screened cardboard box with rubber band.


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THE MUSEUM OF LOSS AND RENEWAL POSTERS

Titles of The Museum of Loss and Renewal projects; posters in various sizes descending from A0. Part of the ‘John & Yoko Drawings’, an ongoing series of drawings by Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen based on a poster made by John Lennon and Yoko Ono for their peace campaign in the early seventies: ‘WAR IS OVER! if you want it, Love and Peace from John & Yoko’.

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