The morning after A's fairy party, The Parapet, Castlecrag Sydney, 2012

action stations, (detail) 2010, architectural plan print, 4000mm x 840 mm. Download screen version

action stations, (detail) 2010, architectural plan print, 4000mm x 840 mm. Download screen version

accidents Of Nature

To set one’s name to a work gives no one a title to be remembered, for who knows how many of the best of men have gone without a trace.
— W. G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn

Here some light to puncture the gloom, an accident to brighten the day. W. G. Sebald's writing is beautifully gloomy, a master of darkness and melancholy relieved by the watery light of a dreary northern climate. His writing chronicles the life of a lonely soul, intimately (dis)connected to human kind and aware of the alienation that binds 'us' with distance. Place was crucial in his life, he watched and observed whilst being inside -- a paradox to be sure.

T OO as well …also is a site that chronicles these kinds of experiences and encounters, call them sublime moments, or the time of disappearing things, or doublings in time-space. 

How perfectly the glitter is captured by the dew: what began as a child's game has been transformed into a quiet magic by the overnight dew. Ship Your Enemies Glitter is the name of a start up site that sold after a few days for a proverbial bomb.* If in the monetisation of everything by the network capitalisation of opportunity, if there were such thing as a hierarchy of the ephemeral, a dew drop as a container will always trounce a paper envelope. 

* It sold for $85,000