Showing posts with tag: landscape

Darren Almond at the White Cube, Bermondsey

Total Engagement: Darren Almond: To Leave a Light Impression at the White Cube, Bermondsey

US philosopher Arnold Berleant spoke of the boundlessness of nature, our "sensory immersion in the natural world". Ellen Stone has similar thoughts about To Leave a Light Impression, photographer and sculptor Darren Almond's latest exhibition at the White Cube, Bermondsey, Read more →

The Written World: The North Pole

"To come here you must risk not only the bear’s meathook claws but the jaws of the orca, the nose of the wolf, perhaps even the magic of some stranger being stepping across the tundra, for in the far north they tell tales of mad devils and snow witches, and of Qalupalik and the Waheela." Ali Shaw looks at the enduring idea of the North Pole in imagination and literature. Read more →

Amboy: A Walk in the Ruins

Amboy is a place in the Mojave desert, about 200 miles east of Los Angeles. I hesitate to call it a town: undoubtedly that’s what it used to be, and maybe once a town is always a town, but right now, and for the twenty years or so that I’ve been visiting, its population wouldn’t qualify it as a village, not even as a hamlet. There are SUVs driving down the freeway with larger populations than Amboy, and the freeway is precisely the reason for Amboy’s demise. Read more →