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16.8.12

you know you're in the right place when people hate you



alicia radage, one of the residents here, has been making work about landscape, soil, action, place, space, etc.

whilst reading middlemarch in bed last night, i was half-thinking about belonging and 'introduced species'. i realised that a weed (and its animal equivalent of infestation) is something that has no natural predators and therefore free to spread like wildfire, taking over the whole of the countryside.
it doesn't belong.

which means that the mark of 'belonging', of being in exactly the right environment, is that, as well as fertile soil, you have enemies: people who will eat you alive, keep your vastly spreading ego in check.

bring it on, bitchez. i have arrived.

4 Comments:

At 17 August, 2012 06:32, Blogger uair01 said...

http://psychogeographicreview.com/?p=875

You may like this piece and especially the photograph near the end.

 
At 17 August, 2012 13:50, Blogger Age said...

i love this...

it does make me think of human beings. who is our enemy? who is keeping us in check?

are we a weed?

 
At 17 August, 2012 22:00, Blogger lauren said...

petr - that is a great article and an excellent site, thank you. i'll have to spend hours there now.

age - maybe we're the natural predators of the planet itself. that it has a life expectancy and that its inhabitation by humans is its inbulit self-destruction timer.

 
At 20 August, 2012 12:02, Blogger Rob Mortimer said...

We are sure doing a good job of destroying it. One of the reasons culture and creativity is so important is that it is one of the few things that seperates the human race from being a virus.

 

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