The Big Issue, 238, 23-29 June 1997, "Glastonbury, Should the
fence come down?"
(RED) RED SHIFT and SHEAR (STRESS) first appeared in
Dictyostelium discoideum is a social amoeba which in preamble to morphogenesis consists of a gathering together of widely dispersed individual cells, mediated by their periodic relaying of a chemotactic signal from a pacemaker cell. (Discussed by Arthur T. Winfree, The Geometry of Biological Time, 1980.)
Sometimes a group of work goes by so fast you miss it in the throes
and on reflection it appears to need pinning down. This is the pinning
- a group of poems connected by their deliberate differences from each
other within the feckless confines of arithmetic and organisational parameters.
They lead into a fit of peak in the group called Ring Shout, which
exaggerates some of the deliberate disparities and which precedes and follows
groups here. The research and practice occasion shifts from a residence
and workload in Hereford with workloads in both places and journeys between
Sojourns and Ring Shout are part of Gravity as a consequence