Outdoors as Art

Introduces ideas and practices to help explore the outdoors as art.

Folk Music

People play folk music the world over, and tell us about their lives, their strife, their loves, their woes. This song is from the borders, a land with a long history of strife and conflict, bloodshed and blackmail. The Reivers coined the phrase. I like the idea that folk music in Brixton is the same as folk music from Hexham. Here's a toast to our differences and to our commonalities. Like Rhianna says of strife, ' You break bread with me, you like me, it's our problem.'

Where You Are Makes You Who You Are

I am interested in what happens if we treat the intenet, or the web, cyberspace, as a real place. Rob Kitchin and Matin Dodge talk about code/space where digital code is integrated with physical or analogue space. A checkout in a shop for example, is useless without code and connection to the internet. The code/space has an influence on behaviour, ie no connection, no sale. We also behave differently at home, at work, in our shower or in the pub. To some extent where you are makes you who you are. I am an employee, only at work. This links into performance theories and humanistic geography and other areas. This is an interesting article about how being 'witnessed' makes us change our behaviour and our perceptions. Thus CCTV could change public behaviour.

The Politics of Pangea

The Super-Continent Pangaea that Existed 300 Million Years Ago, but with Modern National Borders. What Political Issues Would this Make? In these circumstances, The USA would have land borders with Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal and Cuba. Brazil would be neighbours with a number of African nations and Antarctica and India would enjoy the same climate.

Yoni Lappin – A Sense of Place – Urban Britain Global Talent

I came across Yoni Lappin through the Mura Masa video, 'Move Me.' Move Me conveys a strong sense of place, urban Britain at it's best. There is a great feeling of performers coming from a whole number of different backgrounds, professionals and amateurs, and that performance is a day to day occurrence for the people involved. This connects a place and performance nicely and introduces people and artists for whom every day is art and theatre, which is why Britain (as with other mixed cultural places) produces such talent and innovation in the arts. Then looking at other video's it's clear that this mix is not just British. The world is a mix of people. The world is full of talent.