Category Archives: Happenstance

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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T h r e s h o l d

trying to catch a thread of time when theincomingtide becomes the o u  t   g    o     i      n       g        t         i          … Continue reading

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The Firebugs of Kreuzberg

Retain your memories but détourn them so that they correspond with your era. Asger Jorn We are in Berlin travelling on the U-Bahn to Kottbusser Tor in Kreuzberg. It is a gloriously warm April morning with fists of sunlight starting … Continue reading

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This Land…

◊ This land these      rocks and stones vessels of deep time being                 before being inscribed in landscape before      being named and claimed as landscape. This land a made place a place       … Continue reading

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Levitate the Crags!

One of the most direct ways to immerse yourself in Fife’s liminal energies is to walk the Coastal Path. Out on the edge at the intersection of land and sea is always a receptive  place to be.  However, for the … Continue reading

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Happenstance – 1 (19.02.12 CE)

Scribbling away this morning and consulting Daniel Defoe’s A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain. Walking in the afternoon near the beach at Kinghorn, and thinking about Defoe’s visit which he recounts in Letter XIII.  Thoughts also turn … Continue reading

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The Lundin Links Stones

On the cover of Julian Cope’s album Rite is a picture of three colossal megaliths.  The human form giving some indication of the size and scale of this unusual grouping. Whether a function of crafted intent or the ageing process, … Continue reading

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