Category Archives: Happenstance

Plants, potters, webs: On forms, usefulness and emptiness

With the clocks about to go back this weekend, autumnal hues cloak the body and seep into the skin. The piercing light of summer is almost emptied out. Weak threads of sunlight dissolve amongst russet, ochre and blanket skies of … Continue reading

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An encounter with the uncanny

  And we ………….who always think ……………………….of happiness rising would feel the emotion ……………that almost startles us ………………………….when a happy thing  falls. Rainer Maria Rilke – Duino Elegies  ≈ It often happens.  A sensation at the edge of perception. A … Continue reading

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Whilst looking for somewhere else

. The future is already haunting us . (whilst looking for the Anne Frank Huis, Amsterdam) ≈ . Cubist dreams of glass and sky in-worlds bleed out-world . . few bicycles no canals . (lost somewhere between Amsterdam and Amstelveen … Continue reading

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An Almost Supernatural Manifestation…

I must have taken this journey hundreds of times. The railway crossing over the Firth of Forth, rumbling through the three red diamonds of the Rail Bridge. The train window frames a changing canvas of sea and sky as weather … Continue reading

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The Poppies are in the Field: Pattiesmuir 26th June 2013

. The poppies are in the field But don’t ask me what that means – Julian Cope There is no long march of progress in this field. No future enlightenment to strive for.                 … Continue reading

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Ephemera – A short visual drift through the Edinburgh New Town

P e d a g o g y ~ C o n v e r g e / E n t w i n e ~ B r o u g h t o n  M a r k e … Continue reading

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4’33” on a train – John Cage Centennial, 5th September 2012

Our modest contribution to the John Cage centennial celebrations. On 5th September 2012, we decided to undertake a performance of 4’33″on the train from Falkirk High to Glasgow Queen Street. Raising and lowering the seat tray served to mark the … Continue reading

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