In the great Anthropological tradition of finding beautifully bounded cultures and their prescriptive identities it is with my delight I present found artefacts from the Renodnol Tribe.
The Bravest of Anthropologists: Dr Finkstu Muck has kindly leant us objects from his personal collection; gifts themselves from the most savage of tribesman.
Presented on site at UAL, Wimbledon's Library. This Peculiar objects indicate the complex lives of their producers.
The items in the exhibition have been carefully curated by Dr Finkstu Muck, his expertise and knowledge of the tribespeople has allowed for a highly sophisticated analysis of the seemingly simple people.
Item 1: Ethnographic Materials:
Encyclopedia Exert: Definition of 'Ethnographer' From the Oxford British Encyclopaedia, 1930
Item 2: Ethnographic sketch of Renodnol Ceremonial Site of the daily movement ritual,
a field-site sketch
Mundane Rituals of the Renodnol
1.Bovine bone burned in performance: The Sunday Feast Ritual
This bone remains from the weekly Roast Ritual. Commonly the Renodnol slaughter and cook a Bovine or other large animal to celebrate the last day of rest before embarking on their 5 day working tasks.
Coffee: The Renodnol take this drug up to 5 times a day. The Renodnol have become so reliant on this drug that Headaches, altered moods and other withdrawal symptoms occur when drug is scarce.
Tea: This magical herb is believed to have life enhancing benefits
Originally found amongst the Namircas, this magical objects are believed to have purifying qualities. Without use of which, informants says that their moral fiber will be threatened
Part of a full figure- puppet used as part of healing performance
Tools used for carving sacred objects
1. Drawing by native:
Drawing of man made birds, we believe the chaotic mark making alludes to how the Renodnol perceive their environment
2. Useful diagrams that explains the mythology and social structures of tribal societies, original source: Claud-Levi Strauss, Structural Anthropology,
Marks and post-it papers
Textiles of the Everyday
Wool: packaging for Gusto, a convenience based cooking service that the Renodnol use to help alleviate their community pressures
Blue beads: fashion Statements
Seeds, Rare objects found from inside imported goods
This site specific installation lends itself to the library: a world of written knowledge, shelves and shelves of marked systems, order and classification.