Sunday, November 29, 2009

"from her little room (invisible architecture of Eudora Welty)"

Contributed by: Carrie Schulz, MArch.

"The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time,

but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order,
the continuous thread of revelation."
-Eudora Welty

Appropriate(d) Detail circa 1989.

I have had to perform exercises in mapping.
Some for classes. Some for getting lost. Some for telling a story.

All involve sequencing.

Concrete Contrast, Philadelphia 2009

Does a map start with a point?
You are here:
in the center.

Grace Barrier, Philadelphia 2009

Or does a map start with a limit?
This is the edge:

Concrete Landscape, Philadelphia 2009

As you plot points, events, places,
what happens to the space between?
Do you remember the coast when you visit the mountains?

Appropriate(d) Detail circa 1988.

Do you take new surveys to verify old measurements?

Appropriate(d) Detail circa 1989.

(I went down to the lake, then, and gathered old details for new memories.)

Appropriate(d) Detail circa 1989.

Does a map tell you the past?
Do you capture a place, a memory?

Or does it give you a choice to venture out again,
and give cause for a new map?

Appropriate(d) Detail circa 1988.

(I walked a bag of lemons from one house to another: they brought out the light.)

Kingsport, TN 2009

Ten, still:
"All serious daring starts from within"
- Eudora Welty

Many thanks to Carrie Schulz for her thoughtful posting.
Empathinc. is currently exploring issues of (Being) in Space.
Next: "Invisible Architecture and the Topology of the Labyrinth"

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"Invisible Architecture and the Drip Line Cathedral"

"I don't really know how to explain it, but when we move, we are in a way de-structured by our movement toward something: we are both here and at the same time not here because we're already in the process of going elsewhere, if you see what I mean."
Muriel Barbery
The Elegance of the Hedgehog

"I-77, Exit 33 / Sumac"© 2009
"Autumn Missed Subset"
from the Convenient Non-locality Series©

In my backyard, the Willow Oaks knot their limbs into boughed Basilicas. Shallow beneath the surface (hemmed in by asphalt and gravel), their roots reach out parallel to the drip line of the limbs above. A curtain of nether space defines the parameters: issuing fair warnings to
those who deign enter this implied Cathedral.

I should remove my shoes.

"Hybrid Maple / E. 5th and Monroe Rd."© 2009
"Autumn Missed Subset"
from the Convenient Non-locality Series©

Caromming from portal to portal (from project to project), I skitter across the broken pavement of this, My Country. In my expansive backyard, the personalized drip line
becomes inclusive of destination, return and the vastness between.
Does freedom hitch a ride in this sufeit of available and abundant opportunity?

Only as I part the scrim that is my practiced format of being.

Let us all risk stepping barefooted across the established demarcations
of what has become known to us.
That's just good living.

"Laika in Orbit"
Video Collage
From "The Systemic Amazement Factorial"©

1. Escape gravity.
2. Eject boosters.
3. Release.
4. Repeat as necessary.