When you say I like biscuits (nuces philosophicae)

Nuces philosphicae – the study of the philosophy of words.

This film was inspired by the 200th anniversary of the Scotsman newspaper on the 25th January 2017.

As a child I observed with feeling. But I lacked words. I was considered backward by teachers.

I end this film with Sian who has revealed so much to me about the wonder of language.

Music credits:

Chilly Gonzales and Jarvis Cocker, from the album ‘Room 29’

(1) Interlude 2 (5 hours a day)
(2) Room 29 (Reprise)

Abergeldie castle: so nearly lost

I am sharing the following images of Abergeldie castle in advance of a series of films.

In my proposed films I intend to share the same film track but to radically vary the soundtrack.

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Is it time itself that we mourn?

Polmaise castle is a pile of stones: little more than rubble in a dense forest.

About this time last year:
We looked at the map.
There was so much that we could not place.
This did not matter.
We sought adventure [on our Sunday off]
We got completely lost amidst the rhoddies and the trees:
In our adventure we came to wonder if both the ‘start’ and the ‘finish’ were some kind of circular?
A walker-by, who told us how he had enjoyed childhood adventure on Gillies Hill, kindly guided us to the rubble of Polmaise castle

Polmaise castle was blown up as I was conceived. Now all that survives is the rubble and the broken doorway. A collapsed doorway just as it fell: accidentally dividing 18 from 65. It occurs to me that these numbers are generally considered as being ‘landmarks’ of human age.

Is it time itself that we mourn from omphalos on Vimeo.

Look About Ye

A film about Kincardine Bridge on the River Forth.

This film is dedicated to two people:

(1) John Gibson Scott, OBE – for inspiring me to consider TIME (tensed time)
(2) Dr Ian Collins – for helping me OBSERVE (demonstrating that observing is different from seeing)

Vijay Iyer’s wonderful “King Solomon’s Marbles” is the music score.

Look Aboot Ye from omphalos on Vimeo.

The Engineer, Sir Alexander Gibb, designed this bridge 
with one eye. After the bridge was completed his only son 
died in a Polo accident and his wife took her life 
by jumping off a bridge. But not Kincardine bridge.