Into Ruins

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Tidying the archive 2

CRAN ON COLLAGE September 28, 2015 I wanted to look at Collage in Twentieth-Century Art, Literature and Culture: Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O’Hara, and Bob Dylan (2014, Ashgate) by … Continue reading

2 May 2018 · Leave a comment

Tidying the archive 1

WARMING UP | ON WRITING, SEEING FROM THE OUTSIDE November 20, 2015 If I wake up early, enough, and if, if, I get up and look at the dark sky, … Continue reading

2 May 2018 · Leave a comment

Brief bit on Phantom Images

Farocki describes the images that are used in the process of having a warhead navigate itself towards a target. I’m not sure precisely when the apparatus he describes was operating … Continue reading

30 January 2018 · Leave a comment

Farocki ‘Phantom Images’ – Der Trommler – Dog

Looking at ‘Phantom Images’, a 2004 essay from Harun Farocki. Let’s pin down what he means by ‘phantom images’ and the gist of the piece – broadly that advanced and … Continue reading

24 January 2018 · Leave a comment

Leaving the island. At last.

Ralph decides to present himself as a pirate upon arrival at the Coral Island, but gives no reason for this odd choice. He hoists a black flag and lets off … Continue reading

19 January 2018 · Leave a comment

‘dancing round their suppers of human flesh’, phosphorescence

Still on first sandal-wood buying mission at the island of Emo (although I don’t think this name is mentioned again), Romata is the island chief with the awesome hair The … Continue reading

16 January 2018 · Leave a comment

Arrival at the island ‘Emo’ (Coral Island cont.)

Basically in the first episode in which the boys encounter indigenous people, one of the groups is chasing the other group on to the island, the boys hide, lots of … Continue reading

15 January 2018 · Leave a comment