Second Chance: A Double-take in Couplets

Germander Speedwell was Hosted by Second Chance charity shop in Archway. Over her four month residency Germander Speedwell revealed the collecting, sorting, fixing and maintaining that keep the charity shop running and organised. She became fascinated by how the anomalous donations were matched up, repaired, labelled, and made desirable again. Each week she wrote a verse in response to these everyday shop processes. The verses were framed and placed in a relevant spot amidst the mass of goods. An final exhibition of the complete collection throughout the shop concluded with an evening of readings by shop volunteers.

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