Sam Meech
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Documentary - 30 mins - HD / dvd

A documentary I made with Gina Czarnecki, about a local community composting group in Garston. The Rotters group collects food waste from the local area, turning it into compost, which is then used in their allotment growing projects with old people and children.

The film explores how knowledge is passed between generations – as recipes or life lessons – as well as the day to day operations of the waste collectors. This was one of three documentaries about the local area, commissioned by FACT, to show in the new South Liverpool Hospital. The film is forms a small part of a much bigger exhibition of works exploring ideas, communication and community, currently on at FACT. The ‘Knowledge Lives Everywhere‘ exhibition also features work by Neil Winterburn, HIVE Collective, Aberrant Architecture, and Nerve Magazine.

Gina has been working on a series of works for the hospital over the last 2 years. a medicine garden that includes private and communal areas, a screening space, a lightbox installation, and a strange but beautiful insect/plant hybrid sculpture which points to its origins as the birthplace of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

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