Climbing Time Digging Light: A series of projects relating to climbing digging and associated objects actions. Some completed some in progress. In parralel I want to develop an archive on the subject.  Climbing and digging.org is a blog  that  I hope will become a  collaborative gathering of images, words, sounds directly and indirectly associated with climbing and digging.

This clip works best if played on loop.

My aim is to create an installation of projection mapped animation creating an immersive participatory environment relating to climbing and digging.

The clip below includes extracts from other earlier work

The archive will emerge from  a collaboarative   trawling for philosophical, theological, scientific and day to day knowledge  from diverse personal, cultural and theoretical interpretations.

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ladder drawing from dug earth

For example I’m interested in how a Cornish miners perspective of experiencing the manual labour of digging and climbing relates to Judeo-Christian iconography or existential philosophical questions. Then at the socially polar opposite how the metaphors used by a leading accountant, climbing the management ladder, relates to the miner.  How could programming the feedback from a growing archive of all their answers audio visually engage with my own live interpretative performance?

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    1. First off which side of the cage is he on? Is he burrowing on the warm side which could be a sign of it not being hot enuogh or is he on the cool side which is just normal When i had aspen shavings my snake loved to burrow down on the cool side of the cage Just check temps and positions.. But it is probably just normal snake behavior. Was this answer helpful?

  1. Those masterful images because complete
    Grew in pure mind, but out of what began?
    A mound of refuse or the sweepings of a street,
    Old kettles, old bottles, and a broken can,
    Old iron, old bones, old rags, that raving slut
    Who keeps the till. Now that my ladder’s gone,
    I must lie down where all the ladders start
    In the foul rag and bone shop of the heart.

    (from ‘The Circus Animal’s Desertion’ W.B. Yeats)

  2. Theres an Irish expression about ‘any man can dig a hole’. Something about being busy for the sake of it. The idea is to dig for a reason.

    That said, I like digging just for the sake of it. I loved watching you dig. Very satisfying

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