Thursday, 16 April 2020

Oculus : A Living Circle/Stilled Space/Mined

Thirty spokes unite at the wheel's hub
It is the centre hole that makes it useful

Shape clay into a vessel
It is space within that makes it useful

Cut out the doors and windows for a room
It is the holes which make it useful

Therefore profit comes from what is there
Usefulness from what is not there

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching XI

The Way Of Raku
Pottery and Writings
Christa-Maria Herrmann

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Espace-Milieu : Painting as Environment

 Social Mappings. Winchester Cathedral : 
 Space for Peace 2011.

Crafting the mind : Human Inhumation/Containment

Julian Stair
Quietus/The Body Politic

Jonathan Sacks

Co-Existing with the Virus

Jozef Van Wissem
Grand Central Confessional

Nature Boy
He said that in the end it is beauty
That is going to save the world, now
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

Monday, 6 April 2020

Melancholy Landscapes : The Plague/Vermilion Sands

Film Collages, hybrid processes and temporal states
Liminality : Literature/Philosophy/Visual Art

Landscapes : entering/intruding/emerging (holga819)
Existential Gestures : Looking away from the sea
Ballard : Vermilion Sands  :  Speculative Fields/Spatial Practices

Albert Camus : The Plague, 1947. (Penguin Fiction)

The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a virulent plague.

Cut off from the rest of the world, living in fear, they each respond in their own way to the grim challenge of the deadly bacillus. Among them is Dr Rieux, a humanitarian and healer, and it is through his eyes that that we witness the devastating course of the epidemic.

Written in 1947, just after the Nazi occupation of France, Camus's magnificent novel is also a story of courage and determination against the arbitrariness and seeming absurdity of human existence.

'Camus represents a particularly modern type of temperament, a mystic soul in a Godless universe, thirsty for the absolute, forever rebellious against the essential injustice of the human condition'
Shusha Guppy, Sunday Times

Anthropological Entanglements : Strange Tools/The Rings of Saturn

Walking into Emergent Landscapes : Covehithe Beach
The OLD WAYS, a JOURNEY ON FOOT, Robert Macfarlane
“ Walking was a means of personal myth-making, but it also shaped his everyday longings:
 Edward Thomas not only thought on paths and of them, but also with them.”

“To Thomas, paths connected real places but they also led out-wards to metaphysics, backwards to history and inward to the self. These traverses- between the conceptual, the spectral and the personal-occur often without signage in his writing, and are among its most characteristic events. He imagined himself in topographical terms.”

DSC_0585 Covehithe : Walking/Thinking/Physical Entanglements in the Landscape

Natural History : Dried Carnations

Blueprints : Anthropological Forms
Botanical traces with leper graves

24 March 2018

Studio Works : Praxis between theory and practice. Outpost 2020.

Saturday, 4 April 2020

The Garden of Forking Paths : Speculative Art Practice

Crucibles : Materials becoming a necessity for invention and imagination

By reshaping his governing question , he has gained passage to a path beyond his beginning.

With Fire

Richard Hirsch

A Life Between Change and Design

Scott Meyer

Friday, 3 April 2020

Collage Works : Architectural Studies. Outpost Studios, Norwich.

Remote Sensing : Anthropology,Natural History,River and Abbey,

On the horizon, then, at the furthest edge of the possible, it is a matter of producing the space of the human species-the collective (generic) work of the species-on the model of what used to be called "art" ; indeed, it is still so called, but art no longer has any meaning at the level of an "object" isolated by and for the individual.

Henri Lefebvre, Openings and Conclusions. from On Installation and Site Specificity (introduction) Erika Suderburg