Tag Archives: Walter Benjamin

Fragments of Istria: an Assemblage

We could eat this sky. Stretch up, scoop out handfuls; smear our faces and taste the fanfare of sunset.   II   Out of red earth lines of olive trees, vines and quarried stone.     Centuries of building, dwelling, tending the … Continue reading

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To dwell means to leave traces

. Very small ghost sign on doorway entrance, St Leonard’s Street, Southside, Edinburgh. . “To dwell means to leave traces”. Walter Benjamin . . On the front elevation of the same building. Traces of the old bell pulls. ≈ Now … Continue reading

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Searching for Storione – A walk with the ghosts of Little Moscow

Our research unit hasn’t exactly excelled itself. A scribbled address on a torn piece of paper is all that we have: Communist Literature Depot, 128 Perth Road, Cowdenbeath. This is the only material link we have to Storione and even … Continue reading

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Two Spectral Trees – Somewhere North of Devilla Forest

Looking up to the ridge, over the evergreen crowns, two spectral trees hang mid-air in the limpid heat. A  smoke spiral, all coiled movement, settles to stillness as a Rorschach blot of charcoal smudge bleeds into sun saturated blue. The universe … Continue reading

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Berlin dérive – Tiergarten

Not to find one’s way around a city does not mean much. But to lose one’s way in a city, as one loses one’s way in a forest, requires some schooling. Walter Benjamin awaken to the spooling thread of a … Continue reading

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