Material Thinking and making from John Rae in a Creative HE exercise became a reflection on thinking through place, the way we use digital material and the third space.
like a wig left
waiting for the owner
blood red roses
on her windowsill
and yet connected
fragment of light
Can this poem stand alone without the painting's support? Should it?
Emergent or explosion. The result of the exercise/event/fun today in exchanging poetry, painting and digital variations has absolutely exploded my thinking and connected quite a few (previously disparate) thoughts. Through John's Material Thinking piece I have been reading the writings of Magaret Somerville. This is leading me to consider the 'thinking through place' and the global vs localisation of what is created in the digital (some call a third space) place. It is not possible to create anything else but where I am coming from and the ground on which I place my feet.
These flash collaborations are precious. Happening in a short time space but the impacts and flow-on effects last much longer.
Fragment of light
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