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England’s Dark Dreaming (Part III)

By Paul Watson on .

I’ve now finished the first 5 of my England’s Dark Dreaming series of drawings. I wish I could show you them at their full size—one metre high—rather than the relatively small digital photographs of them, because the physical scale of a piece of artwork affects your reaction to it. Having…

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England’s Dark Dreaming (Part II)

By Paul Watson on .

I'm increasingly convinced that the country is temporally fractured, and we should be expecting a visit from Sapphire & Steel any time now. Everything seems to operate on skewed oneiric logic. Everyone is reduced to ill-disguised cyphers, woodenly acting roles and reciting lines. The series of…

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England’s Dark Dreaming

By Paul Watson on .

A few days ago on Twitter I was thinking out loud about the film The Witch, which I watched on Saturday evening, specifically about its relationship to the theme of Folk Horror which is getting some interesting attention recently. Folk Horror seems to be a nebulous concept to define, even though…

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Photographs taken from the edge of the wood at midnight

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Photographs taken from the edge of the wood at midnight is the title I finally decided on for my set of 4 photographs (taken at various shoots between 2013 and 2015). Like many things, it came to me as an off-hand remark that later coalesced into the best title for the set. The set contains…

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Women’s voices in Folk Horror and Landscape (Part 1)

By Paul Watson on .

I’ve been going through a number of my blog posts on the subject of the Folk-Horror/Landscape thing that often gets shortened to the “English Eerie” and I noticed a distinct lack of women’s voices - with just a couple of exceptions all the sources I cited or quoted were from male authors. This…

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The English Eerie (slight return)

By Paul Watson on .

The discussion of the Eerie continues to grow, mainly on Twitter and blogs, but also in the real world. In Oxford next month there’s Spectral Landscapes: Explorations of the English Eerie which is an evening of: …film and discussion showcasing the recent work of Adam Scovell, whose collaborative…

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