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To dwell means to leave traces

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Very small ghost sign on doorway entrance, St Leonard’s Street, Southside, Edinburgh.

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“To dwell means to leave traces”.

Walter Benjamin

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On the front elevation of the same building. Traces of the old bell pulls.

Now playing: Polwechsel & John Tilbury – ‘Place/Replace/Represent’ from Field.

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Encounters Found Art Observation Poetry rag-pickings

View from the Bridge

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View from the bridge

Always different,

always the same

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Now playing: Ralph Towner – Blue Sun

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Field Trip Found Art Observation Psychogeography rag-pickings Signs and Signifiers

Weathered Walls (I – VII)

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The stones hold and keep, the memory of every raindrop

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II

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III

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IV

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V

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From the North facing walls of Dunfermline Abbey Church.

A church has probably existed on this site since 1070.

Now playing: David Sylvian – ‘Weathered Wall’ from Brilliant Trees

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Found Art Observation Poetry Psychogeography rag-pickings

Found Art: Andre / Mondrian / Scully

How many times have we walked up Free School Close, a narrow pedestrian thoroughfare that connects Canmore Street to Dunfermline High Street?

Perhaps it was the way the sun reflected off the pinks and greys.

Possibly we were more attuned to notice                                   this

chance framing of brickwork, stone and harling.

Found                               a Tate Modern mash-up:

Carl Andre          Piet Mondrian          Sean Scully …

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Now playing: Louis Andriessen – De Stijl

Thanks to @stphn

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10 x Time Placed Sketches

I

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Under a silent sky

the breathing forest.

Walk in

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Devilla Forest, Fife.

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II

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Another shadow

of time passes.

Seasons come

seasons go.

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Tuilyies standing stones (Bronze Age). Near Torryburn, Fife.

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III

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Ephemeral time:

a dragon’s breath

blown across

the sky?

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“Time Cuts Down all

Both Great and Small”

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Anticipated time

never arrives.

2 ROOMS available

1 taken, 1850.

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Dunfermline Abbey Churchyard, Dunfermline, Fife.

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V

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Only traces of

thresholds passed

time closed

arrested flows

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Merchant City, Glasgow.

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VI

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Disruptive time

tears the tongue

of Ouroboros

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New York City

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VII

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Wood and water

time stored flows

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Storage vessels

of city dreaming?

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New York City

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VIII

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Time passed

time remembered

the time of now

a time to come

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Bench outside St Marks in the Bowery Church, New York. In memory of Greta C. Ghee

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Elemental time

a quiet creation;

In process

a living roof.

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Devilla Forest, Fife.

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Time stacked

seasons circles.

Stored memories – of

sun

the wind

rain

the saw.

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Devilla Forest, Fife.

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Now playing: Marilyn Crispell / Gary Peacock / Paul Motion – Nothing ever was, anyway. Music of Annette Peacock.

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Alphabet Street Cipher

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Now playing: The Jesus And Mary Chain – Alphabet Street (Cover).

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Happenstance Observation Poetry Psychogeography rag-pickings

At the highest point

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kaah………….k

aah..  k    a    a   h

..kaah   ..  .kaah

k    a    a    h

….kaah….k….kaah

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at the highest point,

a building? a parliament?

a clamour of rooks?

 

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Coryphaeus, chorus, and

huddled conversations

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Corvus chants

beak and feather

chatter, songs of

earth and sky

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“Out of all of them, it has been the corvids, the rook, magpie and crow, who have altered for ever my relationship to the rest of the world, altered my view of a hierarchy of form, intellect, ability; my concept of time”.

Esther Woolfson, Corvus: A Life with Birds

 

Now playing: Bert Jansch – Twa Corbies