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
- 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
- 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
- Fears of 10,000 dead after typhoon
- Make a list of the people you have lost. Honour them with your tears.
November 11th 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
- Race to save typhoon survivors
- …reading BART poem out loud, his voice conveys the gathering momentum of the train.
November 13th 2013
- Storm survivors ‘desperate for aid’
- Weird dream – news that a chicken was infected with a computer virus
November 14th 2013
- Light rain shower
- US carrier to boost typhoon effort
- .. and when the memory holder dies, what happens to the memory?