Where untold stories bleed
into images beyond words
Where unheard sounds
of the spectral field become
Now playing: Jim O’Rourke – Disengage
I think that light makes material space … light is really the primary form of our habitation and makes surfaces come to life.
The surface holds what we project into it. It is an active site of exchange between subject and object.
Two sides of the border
of mark making
Lines of travel
eye follows line
of divide – lit
spill on surface
of solid geometry
Celestial movement in concrete
Cascade of perseids?
Constellations and star signs?
From the atlas of green worlds and frozen seas
From the atlas of mutant landscapes
Where the striped fish, with no name, shoal in the ocean of lambent light
Emerging language: futurescape
The point at which surface folds
New ecological imaginaries
Ambivalence of the non-human world
When the colour & texture of the sky triggers a memory of James Turrell in the Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon.
High sun burns over thin snow. The very last snowball harvest.
New languages of underfoot
Interiors of darkness
Out of darkness
a huddle of shadows
settle to stillness
From the silence
of a whispered judgement
Material Surface / Mental Space
Optic / Haptic
Interior / Exterior
Local / Global
Past / Present
Present / Future
Public / Private
Found / Lost
Now playing: Lawrence English – ‘A Surface for Everything’ from A Colour for Autumn.
Giuliana Bruno, Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media (Chicago:University of Chicago Press, 2014).
Photographs from: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Koganei Park, Koganei, Tokyo; Meiji Shrine, Tokyo; Rosyth Station; Inverkeithing Station; Grounds of The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Abandoned railway carriage, Turnhouse Road, Edinburgh; Fife Coastal Path; Museu Colecção Berardo; Rosyth Churchyard; Lisbon; South Bridge, Edinburgh; Shinjuku, Tokyo; House Interior; Koganei, Tokyo.
That time of day in December when the last flicker of light gives way to shadow and smothering darkness
The sea a dark mirror, pulling down the sky
Time of the Vanishing ( )
Time of retreat
From the shore at Limekilns, 3rd December 2016, around 16.50.
Now playing: Loren Connors – Blues: The Dark Paintings of Mark Rothko
through the longest night
city lights nod
to the solstice moon
with a turning of the sun, weak
the eternal return
of expanding light
New beginnings, or
Sun warmed, stories
in the stones, record
new chapters, of
weather human writing
The Unbearable Loneliness of the Solitary Buckie Bottle
Now playing: Ralph Towner – Solstice
On the longest day
…………………………………………………..hail the light
21 June 2014. Walking along an overgrown railway track near Crombie in Fife. As ‘night’ approaches, darkness fails to smother the light. Even the Giant Hogweed (?) appears to embrace the sky.
Now playing: Loren Mazzacane & Suzanne Langille – Come Night
t h e r e – n o t t h e r e
a n x – r a y o f s i l e n c e
a h a u n t i n g o f l e a v e s
l u m e n e t c h e d
f i l i g r e e o f s h a d o w p l a y
f a d i n g f l u x o f
e a r t h r o o t b r e a t h
a f r a g i l e g r o u n d i n g
a p a s s i n g c l o u d
h e r e – n o t h e r e
From a walk in Wester Shore Woods, near Blackness Castle, south shore of the Firth of Forth.
Now playing: Jakob Ullmann – disappearing musics