The Surface is a Zone of Encounter (An Assemblage)

I think that light makes material space … light is really the primary form of our habitation and makes surfaces come to life.

The surface holds what we project into it. It is an active site of exchange between subject and object.

Giuliana Bruno

 

Two sides of the border

Cleaved

Landscape

    of mark making

 

 

———->

Lines of travel

<———-

 

 

Whilst waiting

eye follows line

of divide    –  lit

spill      on surface

softening shapes

of solid geometry

 

 

Celestial movement in concrete

Cascade of perseids?

Constellations and star signs?

 

 

Whorl

Eye

Portal

 

 

From the atlas of green worlds and frozen seas

 

 

From the atlas of mutant landscapes

(Oracle?)

 

 

Where the striped fish, with no name, shoal in the ocean of lambent light

 

 

Emerging language: futurescape

(in process)

 

 

The point at which surface folds

New ecological imaginaries

Ambivalence of the non-human world

 

 

When the colour & texture of the sky triggers a memory of James Turrell in the Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon.

 

Dream:

High sun burns over thin snow. The very last snowball harvest.

 

New languages of underfoot

 

 

Spectrum edge

Light cuts

 

 

Interiors of darkness

Draped, infolding

 

.

Out of darkness

a huddle of shadows

settle to stillness

.

From the silence

quiet violence

of a whispered judgement

.

.

Material Surface / Mental Space

Optic / Haptic

Interior / Exterior

Local / Global

Past / Present

Present / Future

Public / Private

Found / Lost

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Now playing: Lawrence English – ‘A Surface for Everything’ from A Colour for Autumn.

Reference:

Giuliana Bruno,  Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media (Chicago:University of Chicago Press, 2014).

Photographs from:  Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Koganei Park, Koganei, Tokyo; Meiji Shrine, Tokyo; Rosyth Station; Inverkeithing Station; Grounds of The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Abandoned railway carriage, Turnhouse Road, Edinburgh; Fife Coastal Path; Museu Colecção Berardo; Rosyth Churchyard; Lisbon; South Bridge, Edinburgh; Shinjuku, Tokyo; House Interior; Koganei, Tokyo.

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Score of Silence

 

score of silence

 

 

with grace notes

 

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Now playing: Eva-Maria Houben – Piano Music (performed by R. Andrew Lee).

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Interstice

 

For a moment           hold

an          interstice         of

the      gloaming

 

 ≈≈≈

Now playing: Eleh – ‘Measuring the Immeasurable’ from Radiant Intervals I.

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When a wall whispers: Not I

 

When a wall whispers: Not I

 

 

Caesura || Sentry

 

 

Island

 

≈≈≈

Now playing: Morton Feldman (Ensemble Modern) – For Samuel Beckett

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Requiem for an Unknown Event

Found object, St Stephen Street, Edinburgh.

Now Playing: Lawrence English/Thor Harris Requiem for a Reaper / Pillar of Cloud’ from Cruel Optimism.

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Sound of the Moon

 

sound of the moon

silent water

 

Firth of Forth 31.08.17.

Now playing: Christina Vantzou – ‘Moon Drone’ from No. 3

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New Publication: Language of Objects

We are very pleased to announce the publication of Language of Objects, a collaboration between Murdo Eason of the Fife Psychogeographical Collective and Brian Lavelle, sound artist and the Edinburgh Drift project.

Language of Objects is a 58 page book in full colour inside and out, accompanied by a glass mastered CD with a separate download code. Text and images are by Murdo, sound by Brian and the cover design is by Vincent Pacheco. The CD contains a new 28 minute composition—Sullen Charybdis, the Blue of Scarabs—which is Brian’s response to the book’s contents.

Language of Objects is published by Blind Roads Press, a new collaborative imprint that Brian and Murdo have set up.

Some technical details:
Paperback, 58pp, full colour, 148 x 210mm, perfect bound
300gsm cover, 120gsm interior
Glass mastered CD
Edition of 100 copies
ISBN 978-1-9997718-0-5

Available now for £10.99 plus postage from this link

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