Brian Lavelle | Scottish writer & sound artist

Shoreswerve or shoresweave: a waterlogged alphabet

Still bent to make some port he knows not where,
Still standing for some false impossible shore.
And sterner comes the roar
Of sea and wind; and through the deepening gloom
Fainter and fainter wreck and helmsman loom,
And he too disappears, and comes no more.

Matthew Arnold, excerpt from A Summer Night (1852)


ANAMNESIS


BARRIERS


CONTRARIAN


DISSOLUTION


ENDURING


FICTIONS


GUNMETAL


HEADSTRONG


INDENT


JOUISSANCE


KOMPROMAT


LUDIC


MEMORIAL


NOOSPHERE


OBFUSCATION


PERPETUAL


QUISLINGS


RECRUDESCENCE


SOLITARY


THALASSOCRACY


ULLULATIONS


VAGARY


WESTERNMOST


XANTHOUS


YESTERYEAR


ZEUGMA


These photographs were taken on a walk with Murdo Eason in Leith on 13 July 2019, a million lifetimes ago.

#walking #Edinburgh #Murdo Eason #psychogeography #shoreline #abandoned buildings #docks #harbour #industrial heritage #Leith #Western Harbour