Wednesday 26 September 2007


Here's one of me doing a painting. This was taken in Alma Road, Tideswell. Again it must be in the early '60s.

Thursday 20 September 2007

Phoneme Machine

Space Cornish is typified by inconsistencies in the vocal and gesture instruments used to speak it. Complexity is a key concern.
Space Cornish is concerned with developing word salads that have specific effects when eaten. These are the words that accelerate the Space Traveller, words that are unstable and incommensurable. These are words that affect the Space Traveller in beneficial ways. Words that are polyrhythmic, post-Euclidian and advanced.

Donkey riding

The past few years must be the most photographed years of all time, but most of the photographs taken on digital cameras, phones etc are never printed out. When the digital information photograph is lost, the image is lost forever. It's different with printed photos, you can still recover the image, even from a damaged photograph. On this photo you can see me riding on a donkey, sometime in the early 60s. I think it may be at Morecambe.

Monday 17 September 2007

The Living Dead

"The scene as set shows a witch laying on the Altar of: "The Living Dead" prepared for the Act of Spiritual Conception. Namely the Act whereby a living person is able to step out of the material body and so to enter the Spirit World Beyond the Grave."

Another vintage card from the Museum of Witchcraft.

Saturday 15 September 2007

The Horned God

Here's a vintage card from the Museum of Witchcraft at Boscastle in Cornwall. I picked it up in the early 90s when the museum had a Hammer House of Horror type ambience.

"To give is to receive". A young witch offers the Horned God the foetus, proof of her conception with the Spirit Force from the World Beyond the Grave. In return the Horned God will assign to the witch a familiar Spirit or Guardian Angle to serve her and to be the catalyst of her magical power.

Monday 10 September 2007

The Planetarium Must Be Built!

The Planetarium Must Be Built! is a low-fidelity simulation of one year of ritual walks on the Bodmin Moor Zodiac. The Zodiac is a mythical system which has been created by extensive fieldwork on Bodmin Moor using technology such as GPS satellite data to empirically verify visualised landscape symbols.

It is presented in the form of a geodesic dome, containing multiple CD players, each one playing a recording of a ritual walks. Each CD player is placed in a circle on an aerial photograph which maps both the place and time of the walk.

Visitors to the installation experience a unique time-based interaction with recorded material. Visual elements such as a DVD slideshow, a kinetic planetarium sculpture lit in ultraviolet light; and removable elements such as books and maps feature in the installation.