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The Kings Cross area in London is rapidly transforming, creating a city in flux. Semiconductor have captured this moment in human history by documenting the day to day happenings in a short moving image work. The linear nature of time makes us have a very fixed experience of it; constantly stuck in the present. To break free from these constraints Semiconductor have devised a process where by we see the past present and future simultaneously. This act of seeing time reveals a different visual landscape then we are custom to; as multiple patterns of motion emerge to reveal a new rhythm to the city. Bearing witness to these events we perceive a place in transition, beyond our everyday experiences.
This is an incredible document. The original BBC documentary, rejected and never broadcast upon completion in 1979, documenting Iain Sinclair and the East London of his Lud Heat. This work is directly influential upon my current undertaking… more – but not all – on that here.
Thank you to Radio QBSaul for this. Mindbogglingly good.
“The Dean of Southwark does not believe that it is to the glory of God and it is not therefore used in private memorial services.”
William Blake’s hymn, Jerusalem, banned in Southwark Cathedral in 2008, and various other places before.
“…But the Very Reverend Colin Slee believes it is not “to the glory of God” and as such should not be sung by choirs or congregations at the South Bank cathedral, on of Britain’s foremost churches…”
How interesting it is that this poem, by a man “known” to be “pious,” whose opening line is thought to refer to Christ, and which sings of the establishment of the seat of Christ’s second coming, the New Jerusalem, on the verdant hills of England, is constantly under scrutiny for its lack of religious merit. To what are these bishops referring? Is there something more sinister going on with the hymn? Is Blake speaking in some kind of… code?
In the carriage ride issue of From Hell, Dr. Gull speaks of the Masonic double-meanings encoded in the six churches of Nicholas Hawksmoor, and I have already discussed the Druidic associations of William Blake. What is the real story?
/ˈvɪʒəˌnɛri/ [vizh-uh-ner-ee] adjective, noun,plural-ar·ies.
1. given to or characterized by fanciful, not presently workable, or unpractical ideas, views, or schemes: a visionary enthusiast.
2. given to or concerned with seeing visions.
Defined narrowly, a visionary is one who purportedly experiences a vision or apparition connected to the supernatural. At times this involves seeing into the future. The visionary state is achieved via meditation, drugs, lucid dreams, daydreams, or art.