Category Archives: Quote

Fragments of Istria: an Assemblage

We could eat this sky. Stretch up, scoop out handfuls; smear our faces and taste the fanfare of sunset.   II   Out of red earth lines of olive trees, vines and quarried stone.     Centuries of building, dwelling, tending the … Continue reading

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From Hill to Sea – Book Update

From Hill to Sea: Dispatches from the Fife Psychogeographical Collective, 2010 – 2014 is published by Bread and Circuses Publishing. After a successful launch at the Edinburgh Independent & Radical Book Fair, copies of the book are now available from Word … Continue reading

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William Gear (1915 – 1997) – City Art Centre, Edinburgh

We have already written a fairly long piece on the painter William Gear (1915 – 1997). Gear was one of only two British members of the post-war, European, avant-garde movement CoBrA in the 1940s. He went on to produce some of the … Continue reading

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To dwell means to leave traces

. Very small ghost sign on doorway entrance, St Leonard’s Street, Southside, Edinburgh. . “To dwell means to leave traces”. Walter Benjamin . . On the front elevation of the same building. Traces of the old bell pulls. ≈ Now … Continue reading

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Memories of Water: Glen Bridge Car Park, Dunfermline

. 1772 arriving at a fall it becomes useful in turning five mills . Thomas Pennant,  A Tour in Scotland and Voyage to the Hebrides, 1772, Volume 2 (London: B.White, 1776). Now playing: This Heat – ‘A New Kind of Water’ … Continue reading

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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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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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