Darran Anderson

Darran Anderson


Imaginary Cities @influx & @UChicagoPress Inventory coming soon @ChattoBooks & @fsgbooks Writing The Architecture of Tyranny. Rep @EveWhiteAgency

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I don’t think there’s a series of albums I’ll cherish as much as this trilogy. It’s immeasurable how much life can change in six years and somehow there is a soundtrack, beautiful and devastating, as vast as cinema and as intimate as poetry. Jesus, what a thing.

There's not much mystery online these days so here is a thread I'll be adding to over time, beginning with @auxGRP , whose short videos are like strange Fluxus-like broadcasts built from fragments of glitching childhood videos

Except, given they seem to be made from scratch, it's a childhood none of us ever had.

So sad to hear of the death of Charles Jencks. His life, work and his “dialogue with the universe” showed that space could be full of symbolic wonders, irreverent humour and the potential for healing. Photos from his Garden of Cosmic Speculation

Quick reminder, for those in the vicinity of Bristol, we’ll be talking all things Bauhaus at the @FestivalofIdeas  tomorrow

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Bristol folks, we'll be screening a documentary on, & talking about, the failed utopia Minnesota Experimental City (MXC) tomorrow, as part of @FestivalofIdeas . All welcome

Some Bristol snaps. Thanks to everyone at @FestivalofIdeas  for a kind welcome & a wonderful festival.

Taking a lengthy twitter hiatus, aside from posting the occasional article, for writing & things. Still contactable, via telepathy. Later, folks. [Image: Gustave Doré‘s depiction of Don Quixote reading too many books].

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Only just found out that Moebius did an illustrated edition of Dante's Paradiso.

These are staggering - otherworlds by Jie Ma (love the Brutalist Isle of the Dead especially)

Yoshida Kenko wrote this around the year 1330 and now we're sitting reading it.

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Wandering the streets at the beginning of winter, I always think of the paintings of John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893). There's no-one who captured the chill of the streets at dusk & twilight and the inviting glow of interiors like he did.

I've written a piece for Vice on the importance of keeping things mysterious in video games, sci-fi etc, focusing on the exquisite forthcoming game 'Sable'

Shadows by Eyvind Earle (1916 – 2000)

I like to imagine this zoom going on forever.

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Nightscapes by the Norwegian painter Knud Baade (1808-1879).

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