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.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Architectural Interiors : Collage and Photography

(For architecture) to become highly human it must represent not only the beautiful action of the space, but above all that of time. For this matter the most refined art, the most difficult and dangerous, is that of patina.
Luis Barragan

Red Wall/Pace Gallery London 2014
Robert Mangold

Waverley Project/Research Collage
Design based photogram
Russell Moreton

Speculative Drawings : Becoming Spatial/Figural

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Temporal Surfaces : Moments of Translucency

DSC_1930 Sun Street : Canterbury
DSC_1926 Sun Street : Canterbury
DSC_1927 Sun Street : Canterbury
DSC_1944 Sun Street : Canterbury
DSC_1931 Sun Street : Canterbury

Saturday, 19 August 2017

White Noise : Nocturnes of Silence

This series of photographs came about through the phenomena of a snow storm late at night. The pylon at the bottom of the garden has been used many times in a series of star trail photographs. The small Nikon camera with its flash was used to document the falling snow. This working method becomes almost filmic, and one is able to sense and explore the phenomena and subjectivity of 'Deep Time' slowly altering/opening up our perception on things as it occurs.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Speculative Drawings : Becoming Spatial/Figural

DSC_2038 Biomedical : Architectural Glass Design
2014 Stevens Competition
Cambridge University Hospitals
Biomedical Campus

Photography and Drawing
Marks and movements of precision and indeterminacy

Monday, 7 August 2017

Flickr Profile : Russell Moreton

The Poetics of Space : The house, from cellar to garret. The significance of the hut.

"He will revive the primitivity and the specificity of the fears. In our civilization, which has the same light everywhere, and puts electricity in its cellars, we no longer go to  the cellar carrying a candle. But the unconscious cannot be civilized. It takes a candle when it goes to the cellar."

Gaston Bachelard.

Interior : Gridshell

Walking into Emergent Landscapes : Covehithe Beach
The OLD WAYS, a JOURNEY ON FOOT, Robert Macfarlane
“ Walking was a means of personal myth-making, but it also shaped his everyday longings:
 Edward Thomas not only thought on paths and of them, but also with them.”

“To Thomas, paths connected real places but they also led out-wards to metaphysics, backwards to history and inward to the self. These traverses- between the conceptual, the spectral and the personal-occur often without signage in his writing, and are among its most characteristic events. He imagined himself in topographical terms.”

DSC_0205 Archipelagic

Research Collage, Waverley Project/Reading Rooms

Blueprints : Anthropological Forms
Botanical traces with leper graves

Walberswick : DSC_0181a/Digital Pinhole. 2016

Being/Becoming : Aesthetics and Subjectivity
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Reverie.
Nick Cave, The Lyre of Orpheus.
Hildur Gudnadottir, Saman.

Prints From Secrets and Ambiguity
Is there still an aesthetic illusion? And if not, a path to an “aesthetic” illusion, the radical illusion of secret, seduction and magic? Is there still, on the edges of hypervisibility, of virtuality, room for an image?
— Jean Baudrillard, The Conspiracy of Art, 2005

Jana Sterbak
Remote Control 1989

A heuristic technique (/hjᵿˈrɪstᵻk/; Ancient Greek: εὑρίσκω, "find" or "discover"), often called simply a heuristic, is any approach to problem solving, learning, or discovery that employs a practical method not guaranteed to be optimal or perfect, but sufficient for the immediate goals.

A Hut of One's Own, Ann Cline

Texts,Annotations, Foundations, Pathways, Corridors, Bookmarks, Walking, Thinking, Ramble, Cross Country, Disciplines,

Non Spaces : Fire escape Winchester School of Art