One Year – Week 8

Project Description

One Year is a project through which the artist intends to construct a daily photographic record of a single view: the view from his study window at around 8.00a.m. each day when he sits down to work.  One Year will annotate each picture with a note of the weather for that morning and the morning’s main news headline from the BBC News site.  In addition, there will be a note taking a key sentence or two from the artist’s daily journal.

For full details and artist’s statement go to Week 1 here


November 8th 2013

8 November 2013







  • Light cloud
  • Monster storm roars in Philippines
  • Baby’s body moves through time and space; with the illusion of language, he describes that journey


November 9th 2013

9 November 2013






  • Light cloud
  • Philippines storm toll ‘tops 100’
  • Is there an element of tedium in the One Year process?  Of course there is, tedium is an inescapable fact of the human condition.  Perhaps even a necessary fact; the plain black cloth against which the precious jewel can be displayed.


November 10th 2013

10 November 2013







  • Sunny
  • Fears of 10,000 dead after typhoon
  • Make a list of the people you have lost.  Honour them with your tears.


November 11th 2013

11 November 2013







  • Light rain
  • Philippines devastation is ‘bedlam’
  • The trouble with typing up a poem is that it makes it feel ‘finished’; it discourages further revision when revision is usually what that poem desperately needs


November 12th 2013

12 November 2013







  • Sunny
  • Race to save typhoon survivors
  • …reading BART poem out loud, his voice conveys the gathering momentum of the train.


November 13th 2013

13 November 2013







  • Sunny
  • Storm survivors ‘desperate for aid’
  • Weird dream – news that a chicken was infected with a computer virus


November 14th 2013

14 November 2013







  • Light rain shower
  • US carrier to boost typhoon effort
  • .. and when the memory holder dies, what happens to the memory?

About Bobby Seal

Freelance writer, poet and psychogeographer
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