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The Osmotic Ocean


 

osmosis: A gradual, often unconscious process of assimilation or absorption;

the spontaneous passage or diffusion of water or other solvents through a semipermeable membrane.

The walker on the city street stops to gaze at the ocean. Tracing a finger over dark, frozen seas, scattered archipelagos, tropical lagoons. On a rusting lamppost, ocean dissolves into city.

The walker walks on.

Off scene/obscene* – sheets of cracking ice, flows of meltwater, shifting landforms. The slow dissolve of city into ocean.

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* “obscene” from classical Greek theatre meaning “off scene” or “off stage.” Ancient Greek theatre did not show violence on stage; instead, this action took place off stage, out of sight of the audience.

Now playing – Lumen Drones – ‘Dark Sea’ from Lumen Drones.

 

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Signs and Signifiers

Anthropo-obscene Rorschach Test

INEOS threatens to close UK plant unless it can dodge EU pollution rules

Unearthed, 23 March 2019.


When the mirror loses its reflection …

Hats off to Greta Thunberg and all others holding up the mirror.

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The Greenpeace article linked to above relates to the INEOS Seal Sands plant on Teesside.

Anthropo-obscene – see  as used by Erik Swyngedouw.

The photographs are of the INEOS/PetroIneos petrochemical plant and oil refinery at Grangemouth. They were taken on 10th December 2017.

Now playing: Iancu Dumitrescu  –Hazard and Tectonics

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Encounters Field Trip

an invitation?


an invitation?


to gather

time


to (re)open the box?

 

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Now Playing: Kajsa Lindgren – ‘forest’ from WOMB