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Finished .... not quite

“I set off to walk the country of Suffolk, in the hope of dispelling the emptiness that takes hold of me whenever I have completed a long stint of work.” Sebald, … 324 more words

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BLASTED OUT OF TIME.MORE FINALITIES AND REMNANTS. EX FUTURIST AND MAIN ABC(AT NIGHT).PHOTO POST, BY STEVEN BENSON

An evening event in the remains of the main ABC was preceded and followed by observation of the TOTAL deracination of the “Futurist”

The Adelphi (Hotel) sits like the Titanic, waiting to sink, in the backdrop… 95 more words

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