Category Archives: Found Art

The Fifty-Fourth Station of the Tōkaidō (in Kirkcaldy)

Perhaps there was a fifty-fourth station of the Tōkaidō. What if Hiroshige transcended time and geography, sailed into Kirkcaldy harbour and placed a stone block in the outer walls of the library. A nod to an alternative Eastern Sea Road. … Continue reading

Posted in Ephemera - Signs and Signifiers, Field Trip, Found Art, Happenstance, Observation, rag-pickings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Glow / \ Black

W. J. Watson has suggested that this is a Pictish water-word, cognate with OW gloiu ‘liquid’, W gloyw ‘shiny’ (1926, 470), while Jacob King prefers a Celtic root *gleiwo- ‘gleaming, clear’. Place Names of Fife (2006) A Saturday in late April 2018. It feels … Continue reading

Posted in Field Trip, Found Art, Happenstance, Observation, Poetry, Psychogeography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Two Hours in the Lang Toun

Two hours. I have just dropped off a bunch of excited teenagers at Kirkcaldy Ice Rink (now rebadged as Fife Ice Arena) for the afternoon skating session. With too little time to return home and do anything meaningful, it seems like … Continue reading

Posted in Ephemera - Signs and Signifiers, Field Trip, Found Art, Happenstance, I Remember, Observation, Psychogeography, rag-pickings, Some Questions of the Drift | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

The City Speaks

  Aerated Waters Marchmont, Edinburgh     P e r s e v e r e  P e r s e v e r e  P e r s e v e r e  P e r s e v … Continue reading

Posted in Ephemera - Signs and Signifiers, Field Trip, Found Art, Happenstance, Language of Objects, Observation, Psychogeography, Quote, rag-pickings, Sounds of Spaces and Places | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Transitory Islands

 . Foregrounded over the Forth An archipelago of transitory islands .   A solitary tree, inhabits the island     Island of the hidden lagoon     (Love) Island of the heart ≈≈≈ The ‘Transitory Islands’ pic was a fairly … Continue reading

Posted in Ephemera - Encounters, Ephemera - Signs and Signifiers, Found Art, Happenstance, Language of Objects, Observation, Poetry, rag-pickings | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Strange Gravity

  light / pool flood / line cascade / spill      a strange gravity   ≈ Now playing: Catherine Lamb – ‘curvo totalitas’ (2016) from Yarn/Wire Currents 4

Posted in Found Art, Happenstance, Observation, Poetry, rag-pickings | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Reveal of Unhalfbricking

Now playing: Fairport Convention – Unhalfbricking

Posted in Ephemera - Signs and Signifiers, Found Art, Happenstance, Observation, Psychogeography | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments