Mum, the muse and her dogs

Mum, the muse and her dogs When working the first draft of ‘Disrupted Meadow’ (the one featured here), the opening was disrupted by the entrance of a passerby’s dog.  The Labrador couldn’t help itself entering the space I had carefully marked out on the edge of a meadow near a gate. The chance disruption to play is often a serendipitous …

Disrupted Meadow – Strata June 2021

Disrupted Meadow – Strata June 2021 I am in Charmouth again, on Stonebarrow, again, and it is around the time Matt Hancock gets into a bit of bother. Life is like a meadow and it can get disrupted. Careers get disrupted. Journeys get disrupted. A death is disruptive. I begin my presentation with a poem: Sky is Meadow I am …

Follow the Stone: Pre-amble

Follow the Stone: Pre-amble Preamble[1]:before a walk begins. A thought pathway in two parts: 2021 and 1961. Part One 2021 Now Whenever I leave the house I am always going ‘Somewhere, there’s a place for us’ It’s clear, simple and obvious.   How I go is the question. Why I go is the other question.   I am “going to …

Follow the Stone Part Four: Stopping Places – the aerodrome

Follow the Stone Part Four: Stopping Places – the aerodrome I became conscious in re-working Follow the Stone for a short film edit after Virtual Strata  [1] that the piece represented the inner and outer world of Lockdown[2] for me. I think the strands for further development are in the film, and in the continuous working of the 8K walk …

Follow the Stone Part Three: Route and Root

Part Three:  Follow the Stone Root and Route One theme that emerged while creating this work was the sense of ‘being present whilst collecting memory’. It placed the past and future in the vessel of the present. I explored running/walking routes and landed on a route from home to Marshside along the old sea wall and back through the streets …

Follow the Stone Part Two: The Poetry

Follow the Stone Part Two The Poetry Four poems have emerged so far from the work on Follow the Stone. (Password: strata2020)   Written after Moving   11 June 2020 before Virtual Strata 2020 I Walking Painful day today Full of pain Head pain Knee pain Heart pain.   Walk just walk. Listen to the black poet who grew up fully …