Author Archives: Katy Beinart

Geographical Imaginaries

The week before last, I attended the Royal Geographical Society annual international conference, “The Geographical Imagination” which encompassed geographies of the archive, death, emotion, suburbia, invisibility and futurity, to name but a few. The first session I attended, “Me Myself … Continue reading

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Salty City

This summer, I visited Venice. As we rode the boat from the station around to the Lido, I passed the Magazzini del Sale, now an exhibition venue, currently showing ‘Salt of the Earth’ by Anselm Keifer. The economy of Venice was … Continue reading

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Crossed Destinies

Inspired by Calvino’s fictions based on Tarot cards, (see right) I wondered if I could create an approach to narrating place based on shuffling the 54 ‘stories’ collected in the marketplace. I have made a still from the photographed object which relates … Continue reading

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Miracle Trees and Myths

I’ve just got back from Nottingham, where I met artist John Newling for a conversation about my PhD work. The conversation with John was richly full of diversions around the theme of salted earth. We discussed his early salt works, … Continue reading

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Reliquaries and relics

Yesterday I went to the British Museum to see “Treasures from Heaven”, an exhibition of medieval relics and reliquaries. I sketched the ‘Icon of the Man of Sorrows’, an incredible portable reliquary with an intricate mosaic of Jesus surrounded by … Continue reading

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Mythogeographies

I have been thinking about systems, and ways of processing information about place; how to weave together the collected narratives, images, films and other data, some of which document the vanished, the mysterious, and the occult. Maybe I watch too many … Continue reading

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Super 8 Site Survey

I have uploaded the film I made on Super 8 earlier this year to Vimeo..  

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Sound and Vision

I went to see “Gone with the Wind” at Raven Row gallery, (http://www.ravenrow.org/current/) works by Max Eastley, Takehisa Kosugi, Walter Marchetti and Resonance104.4fm. (see images on left) Max Eastley’s early works included a piece called Airophone, strangely enough. I really enjoyed … Continue reading

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Salt Routes

Whilst exploring the internet I came across this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Salt-Routes-Old-Photographs/dp/1848684762 and reading the authors blog, I discovered that salt routes were some of the earliest roads criss-crossing the UK, as salt was traded between towns. From wikipedia: A salt road (also known as … Continue reading

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Confabulation: video upload

I have uploaded the film of ‘Confabulation’ onto Vimeo. See this link:

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