Shapesoftime

Marshall Mateer – film, art, writing

A RATTLE BAG IS AN ASSORTMENT … A VARIETY …

… an eclectic mix … a carnival amplifying and inspiring. Originally a rattle made of a bag tied to a stick in which pebbles and other bits could be shaken as a [bird] scarer; described as “a blare, a bloody nuisance” in ‘The Rattle Bag’ by the 14th century Welsh poet Dafydd ap Gwilym, trans Joseph Clancy, from ‘The Rattle Bag’ poetry anthology edited by Heaney and Hughes in 1982. They suggested “a raucous, distracting, shake, rattle-and-roll affair.”

Stars and Mercury

Stars and Mercury – Miro, Calder and Picasso – 1937 Spanish Pavilion displayed three major the Reaper, the Mercury Fountain and Guernica.

read the article >>

Abyssinia & the Stone Bomb

The Anti-Air War monument – the Stone Bomb – by Eric Benfield, in Woodford Green, Essex was set up in London as a protest against the bombing of civilians in Abyssinia by Italian planes in 1935.

read the article here >>

Rimbaud meets Ezra Pound 

Lorca visits Coney Island

Parody and Copyright

Parody is a wonderful means of creative expression and learning is an established part of our culture – from classical times through Dryden’s ‘mock heroic’ and ‘parodie’ all the way to Laurel and Hardy’s wild west and Homer Simpson. Written in 2012 this essay explores the issues of copyright and parody in education. read the article here >>

9 Comments

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.