Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Albert Camus : The Plague, 1947. (Penguin Fiction)

The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a virulent plague.

Cut off from the rest of the world, living in fear, they each respond in their own way to the grim challenge of the deadly bacillus. Among them is Dr Rieux, a humanitarian and healer, and it is through his eyes that that we witness the devastating course of the epidemic.

Written in 1947, just after the Nazi occupation of France, Camus's magnificent novel is also a story of courage and determination against the arbitrariness and seeming absurdity of human existence.

'Camus represents a particularly modern type of temperament, a mystic soul in a Godless universe, thirsty for the absolute, forever rebellious against the essential injustice of the human condition'
Shusha Guppy, Sunday Times

The Planet drowns in an ocean of photographic emulsion.
J G Ballard

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Drawing Collage : Space Frames/Scriptorium/Observatory

Slide 6
Poche/Niche : The shaped presence between two surfaces/volumes

Reading Rooms : Waverley Project

Photographic Forms
Immaterial Architecture

Abstractions : Frequency/Colour/Flow/Impermanence

Spatial Drawings #2 : Analogue Photography

Core, Periphery and Semiperiphery : Spatial Drawings #2

Autonomous Project/Creative Anarchism
Psychogeography : The Skies over East Anglia (35mm film)

Reflective Narratives

fig504 Photographic Forms/Intervals (10 Days in the Laundry)
Art as Spatial Practice.
Space folds : Containing "Spatialities around historicality and sociality"

"All that is solid melts into air"

Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels,
(Poetic observation concerning the constant revolutionizing of social conditions)

Perceptions now gathering at the end of the millennium. Spatiality, Robert T. Tally Jr. 2013

Urban Fallow : The Old Hyde Laundry

Architectural Intervals
Emergent Localities
Spatial Diversions

Photography through analogue sources

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Working Drawings : Interior Spaces around the Abbey.

Atelier with Scriptorium:

They will be schools no longer, they will be popular academies, in which neither pupils nor masters will be known, where the people will come freely to get, if they need it, free instruction, and in which, rich in their own experience, they will teach in turn many things to the professors who shall bring them knowledge which they lack.

This then will be a mutual instruction, an act of intellectual fraternity.

Michael Bakunin, 1870.

Freedom in Education/Anarchism, Colin Ward 2004.