Category Archives: Inspiration

Create-Destroy. The Week’s Playlist: 7 – 13 May

Each week I try (and often fail) to jot down a list of recommendations from the things that have made it onto my playlist. I use this term in its broadest possible sense to include film/DVD, music, podcasts, and video

Create-Destroy. The Week’s Playlist: 7 – 13 May

Each week I try (and often fail) to jot down a list of recommendations from the things that have made it onto my playlist. I use this term in its broadest possible sense to include film/DVD, music, podcasts, and video

Notes on an Impenetrable Poem

A few years back I wrote a poem called “Public Footpath on my mother-in-law’s computer. I password protected it, and then forgot the password. I’ve never been able to retrieve it since. The poem was meant to describe a conflict

Notes on an Impenetrable Poem

A few years back I wrote a poem called “Public Footpath on my mother-in-law’s computer. I password protected it, and then forgot the password. I’ve never been able to retrieve it since. The poem was meant to describe a conflict

Death Wake: Notes on A Painting, A Poem and Coming into Being

Warning: This post contains off-key foreign phrases like “ekphrasis” and “pantoum”. If these terms displease you, don’t worry. They won’t take up a lot of space. I need to use them if for no other reason than to acknowledge that the

Death Wake: Notes on A Painting, A Poem and Coming into Being

Warning: This post contains off-key foreign phrases like “ekphrasis” and “pantoum”. If these terms displease you, don’t worry. They won’t take up a lot of space. I need to use them if for no other reason than to acknowledge that the

Memento Mori: Reflections on Time and Christian Marclay’s The Clock

Described as the hottest art work in the world right now, Christian Marclay’s The Clock is probably the closest cinema has ever come to representing real life in real-time in all its complexity. With breath-taking ambition and an enviable clarity

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Memento Mori: Reflections on Time and Christian Marclay’s The Clock

Described as the hottest art work in the world right now, Christian Marclay’s The Clock is probably the closest cinema has ever come to representing real life in real-time in all its complexity. With breath-taking ambition and an enviable clarity

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The Week’s Playlist: 7-13 Nov. 2011 (Family, Music, & Travels Off the Beaten Track)

A personal selection of last week’s cultural highlights, in which the subjects of family, music and travels off the beaten track recur. Film: Passenger Side (2009) It’s a curious phrase “dry humour”. Taken as insult, it suggests a barren joke, one incapable

The Week’s Playlist: 7-13 Nov. 2011 (Family, Music, & Travels Off the Beaten Track)

A personal selection of last week’s cultural highlights, in which the subjects of family, music and travels off the beaten track recur. Film: Passenger Side (2009) It’s a curious phrase “dry humour”. Taken as insult, it suggests a barren joke, one incapable