in the End Times
a concrete block and a jellyfish have in common.
of William Burroughs cut up narrative style.
massive yard opposite O2
totalitarianism inherent in corporate structures.
of a globe
of the future: Collapse being a good example.
flash shot of small plant growing in the gutter.
as effect of material inequality - text panels
away that youth
overflows the heart
hair and mouth;
the grave’s part,
the bone’s truth.
away that youth
jewel in the head
bronze in the breath;
with the dead
fear of death.
cannot take photographs with a dictionary - Berger
anxiety of NOT being productive
here and nowhere- Maurice Blanchot
activation of a memory in a moment of crisis - victor burgin
for a dream
old man and the gun
is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” Philip K
interesting when mainstream types tell you how different they are.
weird disconnect between needing people and a ‘someone’ and a total need to be
absolutely on my own.
architecture of a planned concealment - paraphrasing Lewis Baltz
- Depeche Mode
future casts its shadow over the present in a strange reversal of the usual
Brecht: photography in the hands of the bourgeoisie has become a terrible
weapon against the truth. 1931.
film? Link to past. Chemical reaction to light. Latent image as metaphor.
a mock up book as a note book
for sleep cleansed of dreams - Ilya Ehrenburg
onrushing algorithmic (singularity)
and further studies in a dying culture - Christopher Caudwell
is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism
dependence on chaos
of the peripheral nervous system
management of meaning
in the hands of love - Yves Tumor
age of anxiety - WH Auden:
would rather be ruined than changed
would rather die in our dread
climb the cross of the moment
let our illusions die.
series of photographs exploring the human condition and the inherent
limitations this entails.
the misrepresentation of life via social media, the Maslowian restrictions of
food and shelter, the earth bound limitations sat in the historic understanding
that all cultures are, eventually, bound to fail.
and rats. The alienating and engaging experience of London.
images. Total number of perfect ratio Fibonacci sequence.
some images with additions like text or blank areas.
behind screens, glass, coverings as comment about temporality and metaphysics.
The subconscious. Things that are hidden or not immediately available to ones
consciousness. Instinctive traits. Containment.
built towers Broadwater Farm Haringey.
Fire nearly out. Record towards the end. Things running out. Empty fuel
made but seemingly natural spaces. Lea Bridge wetlands.
masculinity. Razors next to the bath. Intimate human elements.
to amalgamate James Sykes Photo work with the freedom of The Both And work.
to be spontaneous and authentic. Explore staged images. Shoot more.
what is the study of Complex Systems?
Systems is a new field of science studying how parts of a system give rise to
the collective behaviours of the system, and how the system interacts with its
environment. Social systems formed (in part) out of people, the brain formed
out of neurons, molecules formed out of atoms, the weather formed out of air
flows are all examples of complex systems. The field of complex systems cuts
across all traditional disciplines of science, as well as engineering,
management, and medicine. It focuses on certain questions about parts, wholes and
relationships. These questions are relevant to all traditional fields.
study of complex systems is about understanding indirect effects. Problems that
are difficult to solve are often hard to understand because the causes and effects
are not obviously related. Pushing on a complex system “here” often
has effects “over there” because the parts are interdependent. This
has become more and more apparent in our efforts to solve societal problems or
avoid ecological disasters caused by our own actions. The field of complex
systems provides a number of sophisticated tools, some of them concepts that
help us think about these systems, some of them analytical for studying these
systems in greater depth, and some of them computer based for describing,
modelling or simulating these systems.
approaches to the study of Complex Systems:
are three interrelated approaches to the modern study of complex systems, (1)
how interactions give rise to patterns of behaviour, (2) understanding the ways
of describing complex systems, and (3) the process of formation of complex
systems through pattern formation and evolution.
above is interesting in terms of intersectionality. Combine all of my thinking
into one cohesive body of work with many narratives including micro and macro
observations, relationships between things and interconnectedness.
Elements and Relations.
to make the work so any two/three images could be shown together and still make
a cohesive statement. Get some prints made to try this out. Get 12 images
printed by Labyrinth 12x16 for portfolio. Talk with the staff there about
style. Then find a portfolio review. Submit more often.
UCL Documentary Photography MA
some B&W? Maybe as a counterpoint to the colour? Fuji Neopan 400.
a roll of Fuji quickly this week to check the exposure.
Lightroom folders, make one for film project
brief history of complexity
platform 3 looking back to city. Like Nigel Agar.
struggled for and easily lost
The contingent relations of complex
a book with blank pages - Ed Ruscha
form of nostalgia
malady of death
future is still so much bigger than the past
in the end times - Zizek
Gibson - near future - All tomorrow’s parties
Vivo - ‘out of the living’, experiments done on human tissue outside of the
the limitations of the substructure - El Lissitsky
Constellations of Heaven - WB Yeats
hungry social world
away from square-on dead pan
images must be multi-layered with multiple meanings.
to photograph my experience.
on Ridley Road;
film but 6x9, 35mm and auto so varied;
up - channel Waplington;
of narrative over single images;
out and make more work;
of styles, images, subjects;
clearly one thing;
portrait of London;
Stevenage - BAE Systems
the personal to explore the universal
tripod close ups Lea Bridge river
to photograph the Internet and politics - photograph WiFi hotspot locations
about circuits - the things that connect us…
park M62 massive blank buildings
M62 near A1
- ruin value Brian Ladd
Gun: Secret Plans and Clever Tricks.
Edge Lands - a series of photographs about margins and the marginalised
with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough
Flask of wine, a Book of Verse and Thou
me singing in the Wilderness
palaces are temporary palaces
sometimes it goes the other way
of future passed
absence becomes a special kind of presence
Energies - Balil.
scenes. New details.
shot in focus. Same shot out of focus
in the end times.
tax riot - Trafalgar Square - Extinction Rebellion
decision ‘for’ something is ‘always’ a decision ‘against’ something else.