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TRYING TO ACTIVATE MY STONE

Cont’d from last time: “Sadly my frog is definitely, permanently dead.” But maybe my rock is not dead – it just appears to have no life. Some years ago I visited artist Andy Holden’s exhibition, Laws of Motion in a […]

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settling into it

  sitting with many feelings set up by the current covid-19 lockdown.  one of them to do with the non linear project, one of them about what my need are as 2020 progresses and how might the  confinement and isolation […]

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AN ENCOUNTER WITH A DEAD FROG

In an article for Scientific American entitled Are Viruses Alive? Professor Luis P. Villarreal wrote, “What exactly defines “life?” A precise scientific definition of life is an elusive thing, but most observers would agree that life includes certain qualities in addition to an […]

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update 28.3.20

nearly at the end of the first week, been settling in and finding my way.  taking stock of the resources available and who might be up for some collaborating – there others here with me, all with their own focuses. […]

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DEAD OR ALIVE

In the coronavirus age when, we learn, a virus is neither dead nor alive; when scientists can create and manipulate biological life, technology creates artificial life, and inanimate objects often appear to take on a life of their own, the question is, “What is Life”?

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john cooper crumble

“john cooper clark is on dessert island discs.” me: “no way !” immediately i had a dilemma – completing the clearing up or taking in what clarke had to say.  i worked it out and my life is better for […]

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at the front edge

we have a small gap in our curtains, i stare out beyond the chimney pots to big fluffy clouds illuminated by bright sunshine.  children and parents wander by as they return home from the school run.  i pause to consider […]

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additional research – reading(1)

alongside the practice based research, i’ve been attempting to broaden my understanding of the theoretical space i’m working in.     finding this book feels so right as one of the contributors is max schleser, who i know as the […]

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user interface and accessibility research

alongside the content creation, i’m also researching the user interface.  this is currently happening as two lines of research the main interface how might the work be made more accessible. the accessibility considerations involve me adding additional code to hack […]

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on site and content creation

new areas of the site are still being opened up through the completion of more scaffold runs.   recently i’ve been able to access the southern side of the sowter mill.   the scaffolding facilitates both work on the roof and the […]

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somewhere over the antipodean rainbow

random title and it feels a little random to be writing.  have been spending a lot of time in my head musing life the universe and everything and as already seen in many previous posts when i get this introverted […]

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on site

been on site today, really enjoyed myself – been a week since i was last on site – loads of new things to look at. from a bus ride over the derwent i could see how the italian mill’s front […]

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processing time + filming

since the recent arts and heritage meeting i have been processing what we learnt.  its been tricky doing this as alongside this commission i have other projects and commitments that need to be kept live and up to date. in […]

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power of the word

lately there has been something that i have experienced that has left me unhappy, demotivated and disappointed. finding a way through this unhappy phase came in an unexpected way this morning – poetry. composing it out loud in the kitchen […]

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embodied experience

once a month i circle up with other men.  the circle is a supportive place to speak, share and listen.  what happens in the circle is kept in the circle, however i can speak of my experience. i experienced language […]

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marathon respect

the kettle is on in the kitchen while i day dream out the living room window.  the lads from next door are leaning against their fence, billows of smoke surround them from their vaping.  i leave the writing for a […]

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remote week off (2)

after my clearing post yesterday we headed out into the bright warm day and south to alnwick.  now famous for the home of hogwarts, our destination was another famous place – barter books.     having written up how i […]

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remote week off

Despite being on holiday I find myself needing to come to this place and reflect upon my attempts to play this week.  We’re in northumberland staying in a remote location where the wifi is intermittent.  I’ve brought the 360 camera […]

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life on site

in the life of this commission there are going to be some days where a special one off event takes place.  this week saw the first of these – a crane on site to lift steelwork into the second floor.   […]

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i pause again.

end of march, i’ve eaten and it’s still light, time to write a post i thought as i walked into the kitchen with my dinner plate. with the lighter nights comes a happier andrew.  for the rememberable past i have […]

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puwer, rapper and being daunted

there’s a lovely feeling about getting to the point on a friday afternoon when i realise i have the head space and photos to put together a post about my week. after the weekend of discomfort – my week has […]

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clearing

in my inexperience with social media i’ve arrived at an etiquette stanch to do with following up posts in which i have expressed something in such a way that might make the reader uncomfortable.  i think i’m talking about restoring […]

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way out is through

in this post i aim to reflect as well as off load.  i need to off load the feelings generated while working within a project.  the details of this project are irrelevent as it’s not about the project – it’s […]

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