“Take Me Out Of This Dull World!” Ponderings upon Mark Leckey, Transcendence, and the Thin Places Within Urban Landscapes…

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“I had a sense of being propelled into the future while at the same time reversed into the prehistoric past. A past which held an animistic idea of the world, in which rocks and trees could speak” Leckey, in Wallis & Coustou 2019,16 This week, I was lucky enough to …

Conduit: A Tale of Connection Through Concrete

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Slapped, spittle spattered, the girl ran. Ran towards the flyover, her place of safety, the space where others feared to tread, let alone linger. Here, the girl fell out of sight, out of time. The concrete enveloping her like wings, supplying solace, sanctuary, a place to breathe… A hot summer’s …

Ponderings Upon FuturePast Regression Enabling Progression

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These past few weeks I’ve been looking inwards, frequently. My Twitter timeline seems to have suddenly become inundated with positive ‘BuzzTweets’; ‘Don’t worry about what’s happened, focus on what’s ahead’, ‘Today’s a new day, a new beginning, so smile’, but why should I? Maybe all this toothsome positivity is manifesting …

Ponderings Upon Walking With Ghosts

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Late February saw the emergence into the Twittersphere of the @MyHeritage Deep Nostalgia app. Tech that enables you to ‘animate your old family photos’ (My Heritage Twitter account; 03/03/21). By uploading an image, the app would bring the person ‘to life’. Within a few short moments you could be visually …

Ponderings Upon Spectral Landscapes

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“I guess the modern ghost is a product of technology. On a psychological level, as soon as you get a moving image, its nearest analogy is a ghost or a phantom. Ghosts in the moving image have always been inextricably linked” Mark Leckey, in Wallis & Coustou 2019, 17 Special …

Future Ghosts – Digital Stratigraphies

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The year is 2220, humans still exist as corporeal entities, not all have chosen, or can afford, to upload their consciousnesses fully to the network. Physical landscapes also persist, however, due to cataclysmic environmental change, these geological stratigraphies are now only accessed as points of reference. Archives, both geomorphological and …