Since April I’ve been noting my responses to readings and other research materials in a series of note books. Some of those notes will be formed into developed pieces of writing and many of the sketches will inform stories and installations. below are a few fragments from these notes.
Thinking about being here and there
Looking at the touch sensitive screen of the iphone. In the morning light noting the smeary finger marks on the areas of the screen most touched. I draw a slingshot across the screen to shoot birds at pigs; I visit Heard Island via satellite; I view an iceberg breaking away from the Antarctic ice shelf via twitter @NASA in the aftermath of the Tsunami that devastated Japan in March. I tilt...
The sound of icebergs
I’ve been reading diaries and memoirs of Antarctic and Lunar explorers this year as part of my research. One of the areas I’ve been investigating is how the writers attempt to communicate their embodied experience for an audience. As I read I flag passages that refer to visual and physical experiences and descriptions of sensory engagement with the explorers’ environments. One...
Tsunami creates icebergs →
Saw this link on Twitter yesterday - has a beautiful animation of satellite imagery capturing icebergs breaking away from the Antarctic ice shelf as a result of wave action from the Tohoku Tsunami.