Category Archives: Psychogeography

The wild wood

  . Beyond the hawthorn, lies the wild wood “cuckoo, cuckoo” . . over the threshold forms and colours of the Otherworld . . … snake-eye stirs . ‘ jaw click, snout and a slither of tongues . . threat … Continue reading

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NOW SING (and soothe the city fabric)

Whilst in Glasgow recently, it was a sad sight to walk along Renfield Street and see the hollowed out shell of The Glasgow School of Art. Even in it’s fire-damaged condition, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s architectural masterpiece remains identifiable as one … Continue reading

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Solstice

  On the longest day   …………………………………….all   …………………………………………………..hail the light .  ≈ 21 June 2014. Walking along an overgrown railway track near Crombie in Fife. As ‘night’ approaches, darkness fails to smother the light. Even the Giant Hogweed (?) appears … Continue reading

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An irrevocable brilliance: Guy Debord in the Landscape

I have had no need to travel very far In Guy Debord’s autobiography, Panegyric, he describes having spent the greater part of his life in Paris, specifically within the triangle defined by the intersections of rue Saint-Jacques and rue Royer-Collard; … 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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When natural cycles turn, brutalist windows can dream of trees…

. a flower expresses itself by flowering, not by being labelled Patrick Geddes That blue There – beyond the iris heads. As if a grey tarpaulin has been peeled back across the eyeball of the sky. . Spring light, a different … Continue reading

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