Fruits of Willesden Junction

On Friday I had the pleasure of meeting up with some of the members of the Willesden Junction Poets' group, brought together by Rose Rouse, for a project supported by Brent 2020 culture fund. It's been a joy drifting along the sprawling pathways of Willesden Junction, experiencing the place through their eyes, as various plants... Continue Reading →

New Normalities in Wormwood

There is something about those sweltering hot days, as the air stands still, enveloping us by a sense of unreality or hyperreality, like moving around one of those pictures in "frozen time effect". Something about the different time scales being out of synch with each other. The whole experience of walking with Steve yesterday felt... Continue Reading →

Wormwood in times of Covid-19

Wormwood in the days of the coronavirus Today I ventured on an exploration of Wormwood, at a time of the pandemic and London under lockdown. This little walk is my day's exercise. I wanted to see how the area transformed, at this particular time. The path by the canal was busy enough. People going about... Continue Reading →

Pirates of Worm Wood

Sunday 8th December 2019. The last time Steve and I meet before 2020 arrives. Today we have a business to do. No longer just observers, we want to leave a mark. Not out of sentimentality, but because we want to experience small taste of this violence to come, to understand in our own bodies what... Continue Reading →

Wormwood: Car Giant

It's a Sunday, a rainy afternoon in November. Rather than a Sunday roast, Steve and I opt for roaming the liminal landscapes of Willesden Junction, our old trusted friend. It's unpretentious spirit offers us great sense of solitude, with no pressure to know what we want, be goal oriented, be professional. Here we are, free.... Continue Reading →

Wormwood: end of July

Here we are again, Steve and I, on our now regular exploration of this part of North West London. Unlike the last mini expedition, when the atmosphere was so thick and still it could be cut with a knife, today everything is nimble, translucent, in a state of flux. There is a palpable sense of... Continue Reading →

Worm Wood reflections

Perceiving Place Convened by Tereza Stehlikova I was asked to run a research methods PhD session called Perceiving Place, focused on exploration of the creative process, inspired by and developed in collaboration with a unique location, and employing multi-sensory methods of research. Working with particular places, the sessions included sensory workshops, exploring how different senses... Continue Reading →

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