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Ecolibrary as bing.

Fremantle, Chris



John Latham (1921-2006) drew our attention to the bings - a Scottish term for spoil heaps created from mining - of West Lothian, asking us to see them as monuments to our own time and as unconscious process sculptures. Latham also criticised aspects of contemporary education models, coining the term Mental Furniture Industry. This collage juxtaposes a collection of books on arts and ecology (the ecoartscotland library) assembled as a heap with a spoil heap in central Scotland using a ‘plan and elevation’ format. The image draws attention to the materiality of knowledge and to the potential for knowledge to become waste.


FREMANTLE, C. 2017. Ecolibrary as bing. Performance research [online], 22(1), pages 120-121. Available from:

Digital Artefact Type Image
Online Publication Date Mar 16, 2017
Publication Date May 31, 2017
Deposit Date Jul 12, 2017
Publicly Available Date Sep 17, 2018
Print ISSN 1352-8165
Electronic ISSN 1469-9990
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Keywords Bings; Monuments; Sculpture
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