Tuesday, 30 November 2010
A collection of "found text" - from adverts in the carriage, headlines in newspapers being read, labels on clothing, wording on shopping bags, announcements, text on posters outside the train, conversations...
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Writing down as much of the announcements as possible - there seem to be more and more of them. Most disturbing is the automatic announcement when the train has been stopped in a tunnel for a certain amount of time: "London Underground apologises for the delay to your journey" - the driver no longer gets to tell the passengers the reason for the delay. The passengers are captives without any connection to the human who's driving the train.
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Monday, 15 November 2010
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Friday, 12 November 2010
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Spiral journey lines, each between two bus stops, added to a book made with printed (raised) journey lines on the cover. Solid circles indicate that the bus stopped in traffic. This bus, meant to go to Oxford Circus, terminated early - the driver said "Listen folks, I just had a call, I'm going to transfer you - there's a 12 just behind".
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
This new format (trialled in my reflective journal, on happening to get a seat on the tube) arose after I read this by Louise Bourgeois:
"...to rewind is to make a spiral. And the action demonstrates that even though time is unlimited, there is a limit to how much you can put on it. As you are tightening the spiral you must take care.
"If you tighten too much you risk breaking it. It is the same with sewing.
"Sewing without a knot at the end of the thread is not sewing. In this sense the spiral is a metaphor of consistency. I am consistent in my spiral. For me there is no break. There is never an interruption in the spiral because I cannot stand interruptions."
(quoted in Louise Bourgeois, The Fabric Works, Skira, 2010, p140; from a conversation with Paulo Herkenhoff in Louise Bourgeois eds Robert Storr, Paulo Herkenhoff and Allan Schwartzman; Phaidon, 2003, p12)