Saturday, 24 April 2010

Anglais en Vacances

Rumour Mythology Folklore

It hadn’t occurred to me before that Mythology and Folklore, is essentially rumour...

When reading up on Francis Alys, he talks about starting rumours in connection to a piece created in Mexico and when discussing the fox in the national portrait gallery piece

Francis Alys: The same rules apply - if a rumour hits a certain place at a certain moment of its history, if it manages to materilise a fear or corresponds to an expectation, then it can grow. It circulates if it hits a nerve. 

a good rumour evolves and takes on a life of its own. 

On top of a cliff in Lulworth, Dorset; I found a white feather on the grass with a telephone number printed on it.

We took it home and we called the number.. I think it was in Birmingham, when a woman picked up the phone and I explained the story of the feather; she very quickly said that she knew nothing about it and hung up. Which with my marvellous detective brain I took to mean quite the opposite, otherwise she would have definately sounded shocked and asked a few more questions about how her phone number was on a feather in the south west.

So I’ve never solved this mystery... and I expect I never will.

But I’d like to make a rumour and put it somewhere and see if it grows and mutates..

But in a way thats more beautiful and cleverer than n urban myth...

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Map Shed