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Urbicide

Penski, Max. Three Kinds of Ruin: Heidegger, Benjamin, Sebald. Poligrafi, 2011.

Max Pensky analyzes “urbicide” of the European cities in the Second World War and the way urbicide was reflected in thinking of three key successive cultural figures: Heidegger, Benjamin, and Sebald. 45 more words

Ruins

Austerlitz

Sebald, W.G. Austerlitz, London: Hamish Hamilton. 2001

In Sebald’s novel which verges on the border of fiction and nonfiction, the person named Austerlitz appears and reappears in connection to a desperate attempt to grasp the meaning of German concentration camps as perceived by relatives of victims. 39 more words

Ruins

"I DREAMT I DWELT IN MARBLE HALLS".LEWIS'S LIMINAL. MORE SPECTRAL PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY, IN IMAGE AND TEXT. BY STEVEN BENSON

Lewis’s HAD been out of time; and was in danger of being out of time,again, nearly seven years later (from the final closure of the last Lewis’s store in May 2010 ) 387 more words

Reading Patrick Modiano

‘I have the illusion that all I’d need to do is return to those faraway neighbourhoods to find the people I’ve lost.’  In mining memory and history, the work of the French Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano takes us on journeys Paris, both the Paris of now and the Parises that have existed before.  1,864 more words

GOTHIC UNCANNY(MY HALLWAY);HAUNTOLOGIES AND SPECTRALITIES.A PHOTO ASSEMBLAGE. BY STEVEN BENSON

Stick (spectral)figures

Unknown forebear

Does time ever stop?; ersatz Wagner(Josef Holbrooke original score!)


VORTEX ;the station that was just still open:Liverpool Central High Level; taken c.1971.

Reflecting on Reflections (Cryptic-Cove Park Residency)

Supported by The Substation.

A brief postcard/progress report.

I’ve found myself drawn to the ponds as they reflect the relentless progress of weather across the highland heavens. 170 more words

Ravings

I MEET MY HERO, JEREMY CORBYN(EXPANDED VERSION).I AM HAPPY(YET SAD) BY STEVEN BENSON.

And, so it seemed I emerged from a dark tunnel of 2 months’ anxiety into LIGHT.

The “Village Hall” was, actually, an old gymnasium, redolent of a GDR-style(now) redundant building, with its concrete and steel; wholly functional, with no decoration. 1,098 more words