12 Dec 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Back to the Forest of Spectral Trees

  they came to stand and listen a hushed communion old gods. new gods.     uncanny colours, shapes and forms the strange, disorienting world of the wild wood     listening station (listen in) ≈≈≈ Now playing: Harmonia & Eno … Continue reading →

05 Dec 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Map Ref

  “Interrupting my train of thought. Lines of longitude and latitude …” (56.036997, -3.395852) ≈   Either side of a surface Cross section of a world (in concrete) ≈≈≈ Now playing: Wire – Map Ref. 41°N 93°W

24 May 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Glow / \ Black

W. J. Watson has suggested that this is a Pictish water-word, cognate with OW gloiu ‘liquid’, W gloyw ‘shiny’ (1926, 470), while Jacob King prefers a Celtic root *gleiwo- ‘gleaming, clear’. Place Names of Fife (2006) A Saturday in late April 2018. It feels … Continue reading →

05 Apr 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Two Hours in the Lang Toun

Two hours. I have just dropped off a bunch of excited teenagers at Kirkcaldy Ice Rink (now rebadged as Fife Ice Arena) for the afternoon skating session. With too little time to return home and do anything meaningful, it seems like … Continue reading →

31 Mar 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Spaces of Silence

1876 ≈ Out of the silence of centuries, discrete words will, one day, surface for us … Edmond Jabès     text without words     unheard conversation     solitaire (listening to the light)     setting sun reflects … Continue reading →

18 Mar 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Through the White World

Island of residual ≈ It was only for a few days. The immediate sensory world became a continuum of white and grey. A familiar world made strange.  Almost all colour, leached from the field of vision and imagination. White Grey … Continue reading →

18 Mar 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Lost Coordinates II

  Lost coordinates: Where untold stories         bleed into images            beyond words   Where unheard sounds of the spectral field           become entangled   ≈≈≈ Now playing: Jim O’Rourke – Disengage ...

01 Mar 2018 | From Hill to Sea

A Familiar World Made Strange

All tracks,  footprints, paths were gone. Buried. He had pitched a tent on arriving: how come it had not blown off? From inside, he watched the complex improvisations of the wind. He heard how it suddenly laughed with the sand, … Continue reading →

18 Feb 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Transitory Islands

 . Foregrounded over the Forth An archipelago of transitory islands .   A solitary tree, inhabits the island     Island of the hidden lagoon     (Love) Island of the heart ≈≈≈ The ‘Transitory Islands’ pic was a fairly … Continue reading →

17 Feb 2018 | From Hill to Sea

We Can Only Be Onlookers

. The call precedes the chorus of arrival A delphian chant from an ancient score   We can only be onlookers   Line of the long low swoop   Ascending   over the Forth   Carried   on song   … Continue reading →

07 Feb 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Strange Gravity

  light / pool flood / line cascade / spill      a strange gravity   ≈ Now playing: Catherine Lamb – ‘curvo totalitas’ (2016) from Yarn/Wire Currents 4

24 Jan 2018 | From Hill to Sea

This Little Boat

We were delighted to be asked to ‘dazzle’ a vessel to join an ever-expanding fleet of tiny peace boats, sailing throughout the world on people power. This Little Boat is an evolving project conceived and initiated by artist and teacher Kathryn … Continue reading →