Notes, Thoughts, and Observations
I consider removing colonial era statues and banning Gone with the Wind dangerous since they are actions that further extend the pernicious practice of no platforming. Better to maintain but contextualise such artefacts as material markers of history around which political dialogues and artistic interventions can take place. Otherwise, promotion of further historical amnesia might be the unintended consequence.
The best photographs enable the viewer to experience a sense of intensified uncertainty.
The stillness of photography makes reality fluid again.
A single June flower on Arran transports me to the carpet of poppies by Klimt reproduced on the wall of Room 305 of the Hotel California, Málaga.
`The First Photograph I Took in a City After Lockdown’
`Because white men can’t police their imagination black men are dying.’ – Claudia Rankine, from her poem Citizen: An American Lyric (2014).
`Only connect’ - E. M. Forster, epigraph from Howard’s End.