Week 6/7 Psychogeography – Peer commisioned micro project

Week 6/7 Psychogeography . Peer commisioned micro project

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15.07.2019

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{ Falmouth University MA in photography – CRJ }

In June 2019 I started my MA with Falmouth university as part of an accredited education programme.

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“Psychogeography: a beginner’s guide. Unfold a street map … place a glass, rim down, anywhere on the map, and draw round its edge. Pick up the map, go out … and walk the circle, keeping as close as you can to the curve. Record the experience as you go, in whatever medium you favour: film, photograph, manuscript, tape. Catch the textural run-off of the streets; the graffiti, the branded litter, the snatches of conversation … Log the data-stream. Be alert to the happenstance of metaphors, watch for visual rhythms, coincidences, analogies, family resemblances, the changing moods of the street. Complete the circle and the record ends. Walking makes for content; footage for footage.”
Robert MacFarlane, ‘A Road of One’s Own’, in Times Literary Supplement, 07.10.2005.

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My “circle” was the teeniest tiniest circle around my childhood family home . Specifically the gardens around it, and the life and memories they hold. The coalescence of beautiful living breathing growth that my brother imbues upon the land there, and the fractured overgrown shadows of memories in a land that our father dug, tended, built, and moulded throughout our childhood, right up until his death.

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