Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Urban Exploration - Going Native?

Last summer Bradley from Place Hacking kindly agreed to join Urban Orienteer and others in the group exhibition Transparency and the City: Public Spaces or Forgotten Places? where he displayed his film Urban Explorers: Quests for Myth, Mystery and Meaning as part of his own Urbex crews installation. Having completed his ethnographic research he's escaped the pack for a while and gone Gonzo out West while he works out the story of their adventures. In his absence he's left us a brilliant new film on the innocent joy of trespass. No longer speaking to the intellect, it seems we are to be lured by other means...
It seems I am trying to tell you a dream--making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream-sensation, that commingling of absurdity, surprise, and bewilderment in a tremor of struggling revolt, that notion of being captured by the incredible which is the very essence of dreams...
[Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness]

...slowly going native?

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