Mudcat Café message #3038652 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #133786   Message #3038652
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
23-Nov-10 - 09:47 AM
Thread Name: Psychogeography and Folk
Subject: RE: Psychogeography and Folk
Man and landscape are inseperable by default; as Blake said Where man is not, nature is barren. The funtionality of landsape usage determines its aesthetic; how I pine for the pit heaps and collieries of my childhood Northumberland, much less the coal-fired power stations that are all long gone. In their stead a lingering blandness of a land unused as it is uncherished; a landscape blighted by pointless windfarms waving in a new epoch of nuclear power. Now the aesthetic is determined by anti-function; the picturesue a mere aside to a wider condition of abuse that has lain the very earth fallow...