Category Archives: Roland Barthes

Re:Living Roland Barthes’ Mourning Diary

INSTRUCTIONS: To participate in a LIVE reading of the Mourning Diary, send a ‘friend request’ to Roland Barthes on Facebook. Mourning Diary, even fragmentary, even translated, even betrayed by divulgation, is … an effort to make something, to explain something,

Re:Living Roland Barthes’ Mourning Diary

INSTRUCTIONS: To participate in a LIVE reading of the Mourning Diary, send a ‘friend request’ to Roland Barthes on Facebook. Mourning Diary, even fragmentary, even translated, even betrayed by divulgation, is … an effort to make something, to explain something,

Neutral Views: “Philosophy”

Neutral Views: “Philosophy” – Collaborative Analysis / Discussion Panel Chairs: Sunil Manghani and Gary Peters Friday 2 September 2011 / 2.30-4.00pm / Room: Skell 037 Let’s start out from a “philosophy” (with scare quotes, since what is at issue is

Neutral Views: “Philosophy”

Neutral Views: “Philosophy” – Collaborative Analysis / Discussion Panel Chairs: Sunil Manghani and Gary Peters Friday 2 September 2011 / 2.30-4.00pm / Room: Skell 037 Let’s start out from a “philosophy” (with scare quotes, since what is at issue is

Being for the Benevolence of August Sander

I recently visited Tate Modern’s collection display, Photographic Topologies, which brought together the work of artists whose use of photography presents a systematic, or ‘topological’ approach. Typically, these works show multiple images of similar subjects. On display were portraits of

Being for the Benevolence of August Sander

I recently visited Tate Modern’s collection display, Photographic Topologies, which brought together the work of artists whose use of photography presents a systematic, or ‘topological’ approach. Typically, these works show multiple images of similar subjects. On display were portraits of

Neutral Remains…

The salient feature of Gauguin’s Green Christ (1889) painting appears in the foreground: the mournful woman sat before a calvary, a sculpture of Christ’s crucifixion. Christ lies on a diagonal, with his arm extending straight down like the pendulum of

Neutral Remains…

The salient feature of Gauguin’s Green Christ (1889) painting appears in the foreground: the mournful woman sat before a calvary, a sculpture of Christ’s crucifixion. Christ lies on a diagonal, with his arm extending straight down like the pendulum of

Tele-gram!

I send these words from a distance (words I’ve been reading with a week’s detachment, those ever unmoored words/actions of the mind) because forces beyond my control STOP these little grams (of icing sugar as used in today’s cookery diversion?)

Tele-gram!

I send these words from a distance (words I’ve been reading with a week’s detachment, those ever unmoored words/actions of the mind) because forces beyond my control STOP these little grams (of icing sugar as used in today’s cookery diversion?)

Neutral Encounter(s)…

The following is an edited version of a letter sent to Sally Potter (via her online forum), director of Orlando and Rage (amongst other films). Dear Sally, Following the screening of Thriller (and shorts) at the BFI last Friday, I caught

Neutral Encounter(s)…

The following is an edited version of a letter sent to Sally Potter (via her online forum), director of Orlando and Rage (amongst other films). Dear Sally, Following the screening of Thriller (and shorts) at the BFI last Friday, I caught

circumstance

Driving back up the M1 (R. – remember those majestic cooling towers as you pass Sheffield? They were blown up a while back. The place seems so lost without them. Good job we imortalised them when we did!), a song

circumstance

Driving back up the M1 (R. – remember those majestic cooling towers as you pass Sheffield? They were blown up a while back. The place seems so lost without them. Good job we imortalised them when we did!), a song