Blog Posts tagged myth

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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Masks and Photography, Ritual and Film

By Paul Watson on .

Over on Twitter yesterday I posted a series of tweets that, merged together, went something like this: What I need is Brighton people who will dress up in masks like those in the photo [above] and these, and be filmed doing some sort of dark folk-horror dance/performance art/ritual. Performers…

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Ritual

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As I’ve been developing a body of artwork about myth and masked mythic characters over the past few years my thought process has frequently been drawn to the concept of ritual. Not everyday rituals like shaking someone’s hand as a greeting, but those rituals probably better described as…

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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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