Category Archives: Experimental Historiography

Remotely Sensing Cape Farewell

I recently gave a presentation at the RGS-IBG annual conference where I creatively presented a series of  35mm slides from my dad’s 1972 mountaineering expedition to Cape Farewell, Greenland. I gave the presentation in a session entitled “Me, my self … Continue reading

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Archiving Out-of-Doors

The recently aired BBC programme The Secrets of Scott’s Hut took a wide-ranging look at the now almost legendary attempt by Captain Scott to reach the South Pole in 1911. At its heart was the six-year project to preserve the remote wooden … Continue reading

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Terrible Karma’s Insertion into the Glossy World of Western Canada Fashion Week

As I mentioned in an earlier post the collaborative audio-visual work  – Terrible Karma: reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire – created by Adeola Enigbokan and myself was being shown at Western Canada Fashion week’s official after party Splash! last … Continue reading

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Walls of Sound: the Sound Conservation Centre

Walls of Sound is a BBC Radio 4 documentary exploring the work of the Sound Conservation Centre at the British Library. The idea for the programme, produced by Julian May and presented by radio historian Sean Street, was to explain … Continue reading

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Documentation of Terrible Karma: U-Haul truck as Mobile Exhibition Space

Terrible Karma: reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire was a mobile audio-visual installation exploring the global reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire (in which 146 garment workers, mostly young immagrent women, were killed) on its 100th anniversary: March 25th 2011. … Continue reading

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Experimental Geography in Practice!

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Terrible Karma: reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

This week I am travelling to the city of New York to premier the audio-visual installation Terrible Karma: reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire that has been created and curated by Adeola Enigbokan and myself. Terrible Karma is a mobile audio-visual … Continue reading

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Starling Flight Dance Out-Dazzles Christmas Lights

I have been sorting through some family archives while at home in Aberdeen, Scotland. Below is a clip of footage taken by my Dad (Jim Patchett, a retired BBC News Cameraman) of a flight of starlings outshining the Christmas lights … Continue reading

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Spectral Geographies and Crafting a Form of Experimental Historiography

“Spectrality effects in place, and differentially in different placings, an unsettling complication of the linear sequence of past, present and future. For Derrida we lack a nuanced sense of history and memory ‘as long as [we rely] on a general … Continue reading

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