Tuesday, 10 May 2011


(this is the result of a workshop i took part in to today with the writer and cartoonist Peter Blegvad.
It is a piece of writing with the aim to describe the notion of nothing)

If you write nothing then remove if
you write nothing then remove you
write nothing then remove write
nothing then remove nothing
then remove then
remove remove

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Sound Sketch

(lady) "no" ...
a door close
some KEYS jingle
air release es es es hisssssss
a shaking table
rattle squeel rattle tap
a van door closing
bike ticking
tip tap
motor----------------------- bikes
(man) "alright" - - - - - - - - footsteps
(lady) "You GLAW ai ne"
(man) "OK ill be back in a minute"
Keys jingle
Bag rustle, kicked little, change rattle
3 beeps
Distant dog bark
dragging feet
CARS--------------VANS------------ CARS
plastic thing hitting pavement
(man) "it only takes a few minutes"
Metal - - - - - - tapping - - - - - - Metal
tire through water
(lady) "cough" "cugh uh hugh"
. . . . . water drip

Tuesday, 15 March 2011


Will you always remember?

Memories can fade
Memories can fracture
Memories can be buried by new memories
Memories can become distorted with other memories
Will you always remember?

Some memories are as fragile as wet newspaper
Some are as firm as the ground
but this does not mean either are safe from loss.

Remember a sound
Remember a face
Remember a place
Remember a feeling
Remember a time
Remember an object

How do you recollect
Through touching an object?
By hearing a voice?
By seeing a place


1 - pip
2 - dip grey line
2 - daaaap

2 - dip BLACK line
2 - daaaap

2 - dip grey line
2 - dap

1 - pip
2 - dip BLACK line
2 - dap

movement or procedure with uniform or patterned recurrence of a beat, accent, or the like.

house man in suit
alleyway lamp post
house parked car man in overalls
alleyway lamp post
warehouse dog bark man in suit
alleyway lamp post man in suit
house parked car
alleyway lamp post man in overalls
warehouse dog bark

Monday, 14 March 2011

A Grey Room

A room. Standing in the middle were four boxes of a colour matching
the walls surrounding them. There was no visible entrance to the room. A line
was painted in a darkened colour around the upper and lower rims of the walls
and in one corner stood a vertical object stretching from floor to ceiling.
a. room
b. boxes
c. vertical object

From a distance a male form could be seen leaning over the curb from a stance on
the road. The feet had a firm hold on the worn grey tarmac and the corner of an iron
man hole. Blades of grass swept from under the pavement in to the street blowing
towards the ankles of the figure. Standing in an arch form, arms and head hanging
over the concrete paving slabs.

Paving Slab

Rectangle, Sharp corners, chipped edges, chalky, one corner cracked to form a
triangle drifting away from the main. The surface texture flat with a grid of evenly
spaced, raised spherical rounds the size of nail heads. A green stain where a drop of
paint once fell and was trailed by a shoe print. The smell of dust and an old
cigarette butt. Small flecks of dirt and rust drifting across the surface from left to right in
a diagonal.

The pink counters dropped all over the floor. pip pik tik pik tic pap pap tis tic

Thursday, 10 March 2011

A Verbal Scrubland

||||||||Verticals - Trees, blades of grass, sticks, straw,
||||||||corrugated iron, plank, post, stems, shadows.

-----Horizontals - Dirt, gravel, dust, water, rust,
-----concrete, cracks, sleepers, mortar, fallen log.

oooooCircles - Sun, leaves, stumps, pebbles, your reflection,
ooooofern, cloud, bottle cap, wire loop, lost coin.

L-O-N-G short

West East

left - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - RIGHT



DOT. this word says dot. But it is not a dot. This is a dot .

BLACK / white

B/L/A/C/K G/R/e/y w/h/i/t/e

Happy. sad. ANGRY


Writing - This is the page of my blog dedicated to my experiments with words.
I began to experiment with writing in 2009 as a new way of generating ideas
for my images. I approach words in a very visual way and I am interested in use
of adjectives, rhythm, colour, dimension, and the visual placement. I hope you
find something here of interest. Josh Armitage.

All words and images copyright to Joshua Armitage
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