Everywhere: Life in a littered world

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Diana Lelonek

The Center for Living Things

Diana Lelonek’s Center for Living Things investigates the natural-artificial complexity of an illegal dumping site in Poland. A curious botanical explorer, Lelonek collects as specimens a series of discarded objects colonised by plants and mosses. These abject, broken materials, the result of goods or packaging now unwanted by humans, have provided microhabitats which anchor and shelter the growth of seedlings. Careful photographic attention produces tableaux that echo elegant Ikebana arrangements and scholar’s stones: these miniature landscapes allow us to contemplate what we cast out and to consider what life might be enabled or damaged as a result. The intimate images are augmented by a series of Google Streetview tours, which invite us to step back and navigate the greater scale of littered land.

    

      

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Diana Lelonek shoe environment 2<br></p>
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Diana Lelonek shoe environments 2 text<br></p>

    

      

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Diana Lelonek shoe environment 3<br></p>
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Diana Lelonek shoe environment 3 text<br></p>

    

      

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Diana Lelonek&nbsp; polystyrene ground<br></p>
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Diana Lelonek&nbsp; polystyrene ground text<br></p>

    

      

<p>Diana Lelonek - motherboard nature</p>
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Diana Lelonek motherboard nature text<br></p>

    

      

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Diana Lelonek pet environment<br></p>
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Diana Lelonek pet environment<br></p>

    

      

This video offers a walkthrough of Diana Lelonek’s Google Streetview tours of illegal dumping sites in Poland.

You can explore the tours yourself via https://goo.gl/maps/82qFJN4ACGjyPF8p7