Russell Moreton
We are composed of matter and live in the midst of matter.Our objective should not be to renounce matter, but to search for a form of matter other than objects. What that form is called-architecture,gardens,technology- is not important.

Anti-Object : Kengo Kuma


“At present, we still need biological brains to provide the cross-referencing and association, but more sophisticated software and faster hardware will increasingly usurp even that function. Net Gain : Richard Dawkins”

How is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?

The Net’s Impact on Our Minds and Future

Edited by John Brockman 2011

"There is no stage at which "man" does not demarcate, beacon or sign his space, leaving traces that are both symbolic and practical."

Lefebvre, The Production of Space,


Against SPACE : Place-Movement-Knowledge

"I wish to argue, in this chapter against the notion of space. Of all the terms we use to describe the world we inhabit, it is the most abstract, the most empty, the most detached from the realities of life and experience."

Tim Ingold

Environments
Land
Earth
Pastures
Country
Ground
Landscape
Indoors
Open
Sky
Air



"Thus we cover the universe with drawings we have lived. These need only to be tonalized on the mode of our inner space."

Gaston Bachelard.
The Poetics of Space.



UK based Visual Artist using drawing and experimental photography to explore issues around embodiment and existential space. Interested in creating spatial charged architectural interventions using glass and ceramics as conductive materials to articulate introspective spaces, surfaces and structures between buildings.



Introduction : Spatiality .
Robert T. Tally Jr.
the New Critical Idiom, Routledge 2013



Beginning as one always does in the middle, in mediis rebus, one experiences a sense of disorientation, a sort of cartographic anxiety or spatial perplexity that appears to be part of our fundamental being-in-the-world. It is an experience not unlike that of Dante, in the opening lines of his Commedia:


Midway along the journey of our life,
I woke to find myself in a dark wood,
for I had wandered off from the straight path.

( Dante 1984 : 67)

As a number of critics and theorists have noted, this bewilderment has increased with the modern and especially postmodern condition.


This latest mutation in space-postmodern hyperspace-has finally succeeded in transcending the capacities of the individual human body to locate itself, to organize its immediate surroundings perceptually, and cognitively to map its position in a mappable external world.

(Fredric Jameson 1991:44)


The Poetics of Space.


The house, from cellar to garret. The significance of the hut.

"He will revive the primitivity and the specificity of the fears. In our civilization, which has the same light everywhere, and puts electricity in its cellars, we no longer go to the cellar carrying a candle. But the unconscious cannot be civilized. It takes a candle when it goes to the cellar."

Gaston Bachelard.



Russell Moreton.
UK based,visual artist working in experimental photography,drawing,ceramics,glass and spatial practices.

https://www.russellmoreton.blogspot.co.uk

https://independent.academia.edu/RussellMoreton


Spatial Practices MA Canterbury
Visual Fine Art BA Winchester
Sculpture and Contemporary Craft NCFE
Ceramics HSND Epsom
  • The Architecture of Interior Spaces. on Flickr.

    Pinhole Photography, Winchester Discovery Centre and Library.

    Analogue : On Zoe Leonard and Tacita Dean. Margaret Iversen 2012
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    “The imprint of light on emulsion”
    “The alchemy of circumstance and chemistry”

    Tacita Dean : Filmworks, Kodak Analogue, page 96/97

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  • Land #1 on Flickr.

    Experimental Photography : Life drawing, star map fragments on photographic paper.

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  • Openings and Conclusions 1 on Flickr.

    On the horizon, then, at the furthest edge of the possible, it is a matter of producing the space of the human species-the collective (generic) work of the species-on the model of what used to be called “art” ; indeed, it is still so called, but art no longer has any meaning at the level of an “object” isolated by and for the individual.

    Henri Lefebvre, Openings and Conclusions. from On Installation and Site Specificity (introduction) Erika Suderburg

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  • Glass/GLAS Sample for Scriptorium on Flickr.

    Glass/GLAS Sample for Scriptorium
    Scriptorium,[2] literally “a place for writing”, is commonly used to refer to a room in medieval European monasteries devoted to the writing, copying and illuminating of manuscripts by monastic scribes. Written accounts, surviving buildings, and archaeological excavations all show, however, that contrary to popular belief[citation needed] such rooms rarely existed: most monastic writing was done in cubicle-like recesses in the cloister, or in the monks’ own cells. References in modern scholarly writings to ‘scriptoria’ more usually refer to the collective written output of a monastery, rather than to a physical room.

    A scriptorium was a necessary adjunct to a library; wherever there was a library it can ordinarily be assumed that there was a scriptorium.[3] Scriptoria in the conventional sense of a room set aside for the purpose probably only existed for limited periods of time, when an institution or individual wanted a large number of texts copied to stock a library; once the library was stocked, there was no further need for a designated room. By the start of the 13th century secular copy-shops developed; professional scribes may have had special rooms set aside for writing, but in most cases they probably simply had a writing-desk next to a window in their own house.

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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  • The Mirrored Abbey : The Photographic Aesthetics of Decay on Flickr.

    The Mirrored Abbey : The Photographic Aesthetics of Decay
    Nothingness, Nostalgia and the Absence of Reason.
    The Aesthetics of Decay, Dylan Trigg,

    The Custodians, Richard Cowper 1976.
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    Humanity : An Emotional History
    Stuart Walton. 2004

    Fear
    Anger
    Disgust
    Sadness
    Jealousy
    Contempt
    Shame
    Embarrassment
    Surprise
    Happiness

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  • Spatial Intervention : Slide 15 on Flickr.

    Interior Architecture/Spatial Intelligence : Presentation
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    Slide 1.

    Russell Moreton : Speculative Spatial Practices

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  • Working Visuals #13 on Flickr.

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  • Working Visuals #11 on Flickr.

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  • Anthropology a collage of agents. #5 on Flickr.

    Pierced template and text fragment from Chora L Works, Jacques Derrida and Peter Eisenman.

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