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Field Trip Observation Poetry Psychogeography

At the hinterland of Hinterland

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through the darkness

silent pilgrims

a procession of light

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at the threshold of sight

water weaves through

forest murmurs

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material tracings

interior auras

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angles open

to the moon

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stacked sounds

in flickering windows

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a chorus in walls

trumpet of light

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in the hidden corner

beyond the shadows

new beginnings

a statement of intent

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Hinterland, took place over the period 18 – 27 March 2016 at Kilmahew/St Peters, near Cardross.  The pioneering, environmental arts organisation, NVA, conceived a site-specific intervention on the abandoned modernist ruin of St Peter’s Seminary, and surrounding landscape, as part of a long-term project to re-imagine and bring part of the building back into functional use as an arts venue. St Peter’s Seminary was designed by Isi Metzstein and Andy MacMillan of the architectural practice Gillespie, Kidd & Coia. The building opened in 1966 as a training college for Roman Catholic priests, but by the late 1980s, dwindling numbers of priesthood recruits led to the building being abandoned and falling into a ruinous state. Architecturally, the building was heavily influenced by Le Corbusier and it is widely acknowledged as a modernist building of international significance.

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Encounters Field Trip Happenstance Observation Poetry Psychogeography rag-pickings

Cut Curve Circle

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Cut

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the curve

…..and call of 

……….the coastline

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a cellular circle

……….an expanding

…………………….world

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Now playing: The Incredible String Band – ‘A Very Cellular Song’ from The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter.

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Happenstance Observation Poetry Psychogeography rag-pickings

As For the Sea

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As for the sea. The sea is impossible to believe. Only by imagining it can you manage to see its reality

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With one step, a stream is crossed

an eye on the upland hill.

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Nomadic waters falling

gathering, descending,

dreaming of the open sea.

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Imagine:

The sea as a source of comfort

The sea as a site of desire

The sea as a skin of violence

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We can imagine into being

red diamonds. Criss-crossing

but never containing

the sea

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Imagine if the sea was all we had

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As if crawling on surface tension

a skeletal remnant, ghost

of the Great War.

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Now, a living sanctuary – seabirds

come, seabirds go.

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Imagine a sea-skating insect – hatched

from a Miyazaki film.

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Imagine the sea rising to bleed into the sky.

What about us?

Where will we stand

When the ink smudged clouds

Fall into the sea?

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Flotsam & jetsam

Plastic shards

and dead wood.

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Between high tide

and low tide

A little more

short of breath.

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Photographs taken from Carlingnose Point, North Queensferry, Limekilns and Crombie on the Fife Coast.

Now playing: Sandy Denny/Fotheringay – The Sea