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MONUMENTS?TOXTETH RESERVOIR, BIENNIAL,2016 (AND THE DEFUNCT ENVIRONMENTS IT {TEMPORARILY} RE-INHABITS).RHIWLAS STREET.BY STEVEN BENSON

portal to an underground, hidden world

Blurrings and dark, bright lasars; threads of time(light)

what is sealed up(the basement to the House of Usher?!)

These abandoned, deracinated streets, in Toxteth, bear horrifc witness to the rape that was the aborted “Pathfinder” scheme; painted (intentionally/ironically??) in matt black; beautiful in a derelict fashion; but these were peoples’ lives

MUM AND DADS' MARRIAGE DAY; AND THE DREAM WEAVER.BY STEVEN BENSON.

Through glass, memory, and time: mum and dads’ marriage day, c. 1958

The dream weaver: a skein linking together past, present and future; preserving the past as much as possible via memories and dreams; but also mum watching over me, in spirit, in sleep, so that bad dreams are banished, in an eternal now:)

LAMENT. THE END. CAPTURES OF MUM AND DAD'S(NEAR)EMPTY HOUSE.BY STEVEN BENSON

I listened to radio 3 and slept in this now dimmed demesne

I planted some of these,c 1983

well, what can I say; all the theorising vanishes,as does mum and dad’s house; the hackneyed images(spools of time for the reel-to-reel ancient tape recorder, etc); all wholly ineffectual and beyond words; all I can say is that the new owner “took an immediate shine ” to the house and I have a feeling she will tend it with loving care:) 45 more words

MISCELLANEOUS BIENNIAL; more(INTENTIONAL, this time) found objects, in the Oratory;parallel times; and Baltic decrepitude becomes Baltic re-envisionning. BY STEVEN BENSON.

Ok, is is a bit of  hodgepodge; but you can tease out some links around disuse, boundaries between art and life(or NO boundaries!),et al

Reminds of (smaller)Antwerp Central station; that roof; so hard to maintain; more seeds of decay already written in; propped up by scaffolding… 43 more words

"THE SMELL OF MILDEW IN MOVIE THEATERS"(EUGENIDES, "MIDDLESEX",2002).AN ODE/ELEGY TO THE ABC CINEMA, LIME STREET. BY STEVEN BENSON.

Platitudes about

Time

Decay

Erosion;

Ineffable in

Words

{attempt to express in words what is BEYOND  words}:

I am going to try and place it into the the slippery paucity of words, anyway. 684 more words

PHOTO POST.OTIOSE BUILDING SEW THE SEEDS OF THEIR OWN DECAY.ABC CINEMA, 2016 LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL(PART 2).BY STEVEN BENSON.

These grand stairs, now blocked off, were the entrance to the starry vistas of the balcony

Here was, once, popcorn and icecream

Exhibit: the polythene filament of time… 103 more words