We have all obsession with history in the Western world from whence I emerge. A compulsive interest in the past and an ability to produce that past as historical record and to consume such records. There are psycho analytical events taking place. This fascination with the past and is perhaps linked into the continual need […]
Here is a selection of clay pipes which I had the pleasure of seeing at a friends house near Barnsley. They are a very small part of an immense collection, not particularly of clay pipes but of minerals, bottles, disease from the industrial past. They have been brought together by a man who coming from […]
Along the edge of the rail line run these posts that look like they once carried wires. I’m sure I can recall them with multiple strands. Were they telegraph wires?
Below is part of a reply I made to a friend who is concerned with collaboration in socially engaged arts practice. The idea of “(a)rt becoming at least in the west more democratic” (perhaps) is an expression of it not being even possibly democratic.
There is a great wealth of institutes in Cornwall. The countryside is densely populated compared to many areas of rural Britain, there were so many small mining communities that there are Insitutes dotted all over the place. These two are nearby. I know nothing about them as yet, I’ve seen them for years. The first […]