On mental morphology

In the Czech Surrealist tradition, “morphologie mentale” is applied to the meshing of subjective experience with an external topography, so that particular external landmarks (such as houses, staircases, or trees) are integrated into one’s psyche, and affect its formation in the same way that certain vital experiences can. “…human consciousness is not so much determined... Continue Reading →

Mount Analogue

I filmed the piece below while in Iceland, few years back. The elemental nature of Icelandic landscape offers a feast for the senses. I plan to return there to make another film next year, to explore and test ways of conveying its sensual richness to the viewer. Note: The Perpetual is drawn from Mount Analogue,... Continue Reading →

On the relationships of science and art

On the relationships of science and art, an excerpt from David Bohm's On Creativity "I have personally discovered that through talking with artists and correspondence with them, as well as through seeing their work, I have been greatly helped in my scientific research. The main effect of these contacts was to lead me to look... Continue Reading →

Creativity and play

Over the last week my colleague Rosalyn Driscoll and I have begun developing ideas and artwork for our upcoming exhibition Generation. We are working with animal rawhide, tracing paper, fabric, sound, air and projected light. We try and respond to these different "materials" and observe how they interact. Roz and I are thinking about the... Continue Reading →

Improvised dinner

Improvised dinner These improvised dinners are recommended as a means of bringing together maximum originality, variety, surprise, unexpectedness and good humour. Of every cook it is asked that he acquire an attitude that: form and colour are just as important as taste can conceive of an original architecture for every dish, possibly different for each... Continue Reading →

Genius Loci (Cílek) p.2

Bees of the Invisible – Awakening of a Place (Part 2) By Václav Cílek That time under Silbury I begun (for myself only) to compose the ‘pilgrim’s rules’. I finished them two years later amongst the Elbe sandstone, then forgot. Here they are – and they do not want to be taken too seriously, because... Continue Reading →

Genius Loci (Cílek)

Bees of the Invisible – Awakening of a Place (part 1) By Václav Cílek A place is a place in the heart, it is a relationship. More than thirty years ago – I am almost afraid to write that number, that’s how long it is – I started to wander across Bohemia. In those days... Continue Reading →

Mementos from Iceland

Few weeks ago my friend A., an archeologist, has asked me whether I wanted anything from Iceland (she was going there for eight days to travel around the northern part of the island). “Bring me whatever you stumble over, whatever you dig out by the road along you way.”  I told her. Her offer came... Continue Reading →

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