Tag Archives: Rosyth

Embedded in the Landscape: Psychogeography, Folk Horror and the Everyday

I’ve had a few requests to share the talk I gave at The Unseelie Court event organised by Folk Horror Revival in October. So here it is:    We’ll come back to that guy on the slide later. I’m guessing … Continue reading

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A Field in Fife

I like maps, because they lie. Because they give no access to the vicious truth. they spread before me a world not of this world. Wisława Szymborska   There are only shadows here  A Field in England (Dir. Ben Wheatley) The … Continue reading

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Cartographies of Chance – Underneath the M90 (II)

These images were ‘found’ beneath a section of the M90 Motorway; an elevated brutalist behemoth straddling ancient agricultural land, north-east of Rosyth. The sheer mass of concrete overhead creates an almost cave like sensation when standing directly underneath. Folded into artificial darkness, violent white light spills around the concrete … Continue reading

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Underneath the M90

Up above, the sound is like a collision of thunder arriving from north and south. Traffic heading to unknown destinations, running up and down the asphalt spine of the M90 motorway. Here, underneath the flyover, the concrete walls have become vast, … Continue reading

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Frozen Motion: Topographies of Ice

           ≈ Now playing: Thomas Köner – ‘Meta Incognita’ from Permafrost.

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Crows, Crowns and a Curious Landscape

Like animated clods of black earth suspended in the branches. A murder of crows. We can feel their collective beady gaze following us as we walk down the single-track road that leads into the hamlet of Pattiesmuir.  A fluttering of … Continue reading

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Some Questions of the Drift

“I ask you:  – What is the weight of light?“ – Clarice Lispector ≈ ≈ ≈ . . .  – What are the colours of time? . . . . .  – What are the sounds of the stones? . . .. … Continue reading

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On the Coffin Road

We approach the village from the North by the coffin road known as Windylaw.  A sign indicates that this path was used for many centuries by people to carry their dead to Rosyth Church. Sometimes they would come from as … Continue reading

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The Wilderness Does Exist – A Field Trip

How could we not be intrigued? Casting an eye over some local maps from the late 1800s. Stumble and trip. The Wilderness. An actual place on the map. The delineated form resembles a long-front-legged cartoon fox. We resist the urge … Continue reading

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Rosyth Edgelands Dérive

We are in dangerous territory, walking westward out of the town of Rosyth, along the A985, one of ‘Britain’s killer roads’.  This arterial incision into the connective tissue of the Rosyth edgelands is to fully engage with the disruptive polarities … Continue reading

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