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Happenstance Language of Objects Observation Poetry rag-pickings Signs and Signifiers Sounds of Spaces and Places

Lost Coordinates II

 

Lost coordinates:

Where untold stories         bleed

into images            beyond words

 

Where unheard sounds

of the spectral field           become

entangled

 

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Now playing: Jim O’Rourke – Disengage

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Found Art Happenstance I Remember Language of Objects Observation Poetry Psychogeography rag-pickings Signs and Signifiers

The Surface is a Zone of Encounter (An Assemblage)

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.

Giuliana Bruno

 

Two sides of the border

Cleaved

Landscape

    of mark making

 

 

———->

Lines of travel

<———-

 

 

Whilst waiting

eye follows line

of divide    –  lit

spill      on surface

softening shapes

of solid geometry

 

 

Celestial movement in concrete

Cascade of perseids?

Constellations and star signs?

 

 

Whorl

Eye

Portal

 

 

From the atlas of green worlds and frozen seas

 

 

From the atlas of mutant landscapes

(Oracle?)

 

 

Where the striped fish, with no name, shoal in the ocean of lambent light

 

 

Emerging language: futurescape

(in process)

 

 

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.

 

Dream:

High sun burns over thin snow. The very last snowball harvest.

 

New languages of underfoot

 

 

Spectrum edge

Light cuts

 

 

Interiors of darkness

Draped, infolding

 

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Out of darkness

a huddle of shadows

settle to stillness

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From the silence

quiet violence

of a whispered judgement

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Material Surface / Mental Space

Optic / Haptic

Interior / Exterior

Local / Global

Past / Present

Present / Future

Public / Private

Found / Lost

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Now playing: Lawrence English – ‘A Surface for Everything’ from A Colour for Autumn.

Reference:

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.

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Field Trip Happenstance Observation Poetry rag-pickings Signs and Signifiers

Interstice

 

For a moment           hold

an          interstice         of

the      gloaming

 

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Now playing: Eleh – ‘Measuring the Immeasurable’ from Radiant Intervals I.

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Happenstance Observation Poetry rag-pickings

Concord

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Fragile heat, March sun

Morning frost fizzle melt

 

Spring threads of creeper

–  sprung, in

Lip of light

and shadow play

≈ .

 

F i z z z z z z l e s

of morning frost

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Now playing: Tristan Perich: Surface Image (performed by Vicky Chow).

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Found Art Happenstance Observation Poetry Psychogeography rag-pickings

Time of the Vanishing ( )

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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 (          )

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Time of retreat

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From the shore at Limekilns, 3rd December 2016, around 16.50.

Now playing: Loren Connors – Blues: The Dark Paintings of Mark Rothko 

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Found Art Happenstance Observation Poetry Psychogeography rag-pickings

Around about the Winter Solstice – 2015

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through the longest night

city lights                      nod

to the solstice moon

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with a turning of the sun, weak

but stronger,

the eternal return

of expanding light

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AbWalls

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New beginnings, or

slow endings?

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Sun warmed,     stories

in the stones,     record

new chapters,    of

weather human writing

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Buckie

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The Unbearable Loneliness of the Solitary Buckie Bottle

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  1. Nicholson Square, Edinburgh
  2. Dunfermline Abbey
  3. Dunfermline Abbey Church
  4. Steps, Monastery Street, Dunfermline.

Now playing: Ralph Towner – Solstice

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Encounters Happenstance Observation

Last Light

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Conducting the last light of 2014

Now playing: Keiji Haino/Jim O’Rourke/Oren Ambarchi – ‘A New Radiance Springing Forth From Inside The Light’ from Now While It’s Still Warm Let Us Pour In All The Mystery.

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Encounters Field Trip Observation Poetry Psychogeography

Solstice

Hail to the sky

 

On the longest day

 

…………………………………….all

 

…………………………………………………..hail the light

.

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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

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Field Trip Poetry Psychogeography Signs and Signifiers

A H a u n t i n g o f L e a v e s

A Haunting of Leaves

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

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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

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