Urban artefacts 2012: Damsgård, Bergen and around

A small selection of images from walking tours in Bergen 2012.
Lost, abandoned, forgotten things.
Surfaces that look like art.

retro radio teeshirt print in the park

obsolete advertising for consumer electronics

Bjarne Blakstad's dead cassette machine

safety belt

amphibious vehicle

De.collage, street art

To see a man about a dog in the window / colour fields


Photos, December 2012

Some images to keep this (sleeping) blog alive. No special narrative here, just a random selection of recent photos.

red stripe triangle at Sydnesplass, University of Bergen

Mystery sculptor in the woods, an assemblage that changes periodically

Shard from the Tate Modern roof

Destination London: empty

The Blackfriars Ghost Bridge reflected

Dead decks

Dead spa

But butt butt

Canine street art


Secret Soviet Cities



Visit the Gestaltbunker with Brother Paul

The Gestaltbunker – Selected Poems 1965-2010 – by Paul A. Green is now available from Shearsman Books.


The Gestaltbunker encapsulates the range of Paul A Green’s output. His briefings on nuclear apocalypse, global melt-down and the excesses of media landscaping are transmitted through surreal inscapes and an intensifying torsion of language. He moves from mid-life probes into the basement of a psyche to domestic praise-songs and celebrations. The riddles of time and consciousness continue to pre-occupy him, whether encountered through magick, music or the mysteries of the city.

“Thrillingly dystopian...” John Goodby

“His interests have coaxed him deep into the occult, surrealism and pop culture; his investigations meld and come into outstanding idiom...”  J. Michael Yates

“From his cloister, Brother Paul emerges, jazzed & weaponized. As raw as a Delta Blues in a sharecropper's shack, yet as sinister as Flash Gordon playing Faustus on the Mongo fault-line abyss.”   Lawrence Russell 

Paul A. Green grew up in London.  He studied at Oxford and the University of British Columbia, on the MA Creative Writing Programme.  He’s worked as a radio presenter, teacher, used-book operative and as Lecturer in Media at the Royal National College for the Blind.  

His poetry has appeared  in magazines ranging from  New Worlds to Poetics Journal, while he’s appeared over the decades in pubs, clubs, colleges and festivals, often in musical or multi-media collaborations.  Recordings have been broadcast on CBC, WFMU-FM  and  Resonance-FM or disseminated on-line by culturecourt.com.

Plays performed include The Dream Laboratory (CBC Radio),  Ritual of the Stifling Air (BBC Radio 3), The Voice Collection (RTE), The Mouthpiece (Resonance-FM),  Terminal Poet (New Theatre Works)  and Babalon (Travesty Theatre), an evocation of occultist/rocket scientist Jack Parsons.  Recent short fiction includes The Poets of Radial City in  Unthology 2, published by Unthank Books.  His first novel The Qliphoth  was published by Libros Libertad in 2007. A sequel awaits publication.

If  you’ve already received this information by other  channels and/or have no desire to enter the Gestaltbunker, apologies for this intrusion.