PHOTO POST.OTIOSE BUILDING SEW THE SEEDS OF THEIR OWN DECAY.ABC CINEMA, 2016 LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL(PART 2).BY STEVEN BENSON.

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These grand stairs, now blocked off, were the entrance to the starry vistas of the balcony

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Here was, once, popcorn and icecream

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Exhibit: the polythene filament of time

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Ghost in the machine? I DID NOT have my finger over the lens

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Insides exposed and RIPPED out

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Exhibit:lettuce is all water

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This spectre just would not go awayIMG_5626

Nor would this: the obligatory, sebaldian loner

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A tantalising glimpse of the balcony, where I had sat nearly 20 years ago

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A curtain across time; and random chairs

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And so are we ruined; peeling paint of the grand auditorium

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This red and gold, burnished beauty is still intact: a bridge across time?

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RIP ABC/Canon/Forum Cinema, Liverpool

PLEASE DO SOMETHING WITH THIS DYING building(its neighbour “The Futurist” HAS died)

 

 

 

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Published by: decayetude

ENTHUSIASMS: CLASSICAL MUSIC, ESPECIALLY OBSCURE ROMANTIC COMPOSERS; BACH/HANDEL LITERATURE, ESPECIALLY THOUGHTFUL, WELL-WRITTEN(STYLISTICALLY)NOVELS W G SEBALD WALTER BENJAMIN THEODOR ADORNO(JUST BEGINNING!) AESTHETIC PHILOSOPHY GAY MEN'S WRITING;QUEER THEORY STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS(EMOTIONALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY) GOOD RICH THICK ESPRESSO MICHAEL PONTI SPRITUALITY/LIFE'S "AURA"(BENJAMIN), WHATEVER TRANSCENDENTAL THING YOU WANT TO CALL THIS MEMORY-the elusiveness thereof. LOST TIME AND AN ATTEMPT AT ITS REDEMPTION(NON THEISTICALLY/RELIGIOUSLY)

Categories flaneur, psychogeography, queer, Sebald, transcendental (psycho)geography, uncanny, Uncategorized, urban decay, urban re-birth3 Comments

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