Surreptitious and 2.5 km drawing.Avoidance and 2.4 km drawing.
As I prepare to write my annual post about the year that was, I can feel the mercury rising. It is predicted to be 39 degrees celsius today in Canberra.* In many ways this sense of anticipation is a bit like how my year unfolded. It started very gently and intensified as the year progressed. […]
I originally wrote and published this post on the Landscape Surgery blog of the Social, Cultural and Historical Geography Research Group in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. Landscape Surgery is a fortnightly seminar ...
I decided to read Deleuze’s book on Leibniz, The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque, to answer a question that came out of my reading of Elizabeth Adams St. Pierre’s essay on data in qualitative social-science research: is artistic research, or walking-as-art, in the fold? What is the importance of Deleuze’s image of the fold, which […]
I read Elizabeth Adams St. Pierre’s “Methodology in the Fold” during my MFA work, and I wanted to return to it, because I’ve been wondering if my research can be described using Gilles Deleuze’s notion of the fold. St. Pierre, who teaches in the College of Education at the University of Georgia, clearly states the […]
He was sitting next to a green tent on a foldable chair, drinking coffee. There was a similar tent a bit further down, exactly the same size, same shade of green. Probably the cheapest ones on sale in the Decathlon. A big dog was sitting next to him. H...
Atmospheric and 2.7 km drawing.
Unpacking in the surprising prairie wind and staying for a hundred years. Enthralled by phasmagoria and the detritus of history. The years slowly crumble through lack of maintenance. A colonial past that still haunts; its uses change and decline. Every moment captured for Insta posterity. Is the market management meeting still in progress? Corporate beancounters […]
Ground and 1.1 km drawing
It’s a couple of days after Christmas. The mornings and evenings are blurring a bit, over-eating, spending time with family, reading. Yesterday we went for a walk in the mountains near-by, ending at Bay Lough. It’s a dark and ominous teardrop shaped la...
Christine pulled me away from my reading this afternoon. “We were supposed to go to the MacKenzie, to see the Punk Orientalism show,” she said. That’s true; we were. So we laced up our boots and went for a walk. It’s overcast and snowing a little, but we enjoyed the soft grey light and the […]
Last summer, I took a course on treaties in Canada with Jim Daschuk, the author of Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Indigenous Life. I read 16 books about treaties—about the relationship between settlers and Indigenous Peoples in Canada, in other words—and one point kept jumping out at me: the […]
Arcane and 2.3 km drawing. Subterranean and 3.2 km drawing.
Geological and 1.0 km drawing.Capital and 3.7 km drawing.
Information and 1.9 km drawing.
In my Group Studio review, one other critique was that walking and taking photographs is a version of Emerson’s “transparent eye-ball.” I couldn’t answer that critique, because I hadn’t read Emerson’s essay “Nature,” where he briefly discusses this notion. Now that I’ve read that essay, though, I can respond. This is a long post, partly […]
Hoar and 4.1 km drawing.
Andrew Stuck, founder of the Museum of Walking writes “When I was a child, I was told to remember the 3 Rs: reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. I never understood why you needed to remember, or to remember them in this ungrammatical way. These days, as we mangle the English language to fit a Tweet, text […]
Anticipation and 4.1 km drawing.
You may have noticed that, in many of our videos and write-ups of hiking around the country, there is rain. There are many, many jokes made about how much it rains in Ireland, so i...