Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Memory Cloud

Tonight, and for the successive two nights, a couple of artists are going to turn text messages into smoke words in Trafalgar Square as part of a project run by the ICA called Memory Cloud. I've been thinking of the words I would choose to describe clouds and they are:
forsaken
friendless
lonesome
rejected
unloved
unwanted
outcast
desolate
forlorn
because, as Wordsworth pointed out, clouds are lonely travellers.

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Blogger jem said...

I think I would say 'adaptable' - because of the way they can change their shape and nature and join and break off from each other.

Wed Oct 08, 12:44:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Yes, Jem...now that starts me off thinking about another set of words. conjoined, bifurcated, spawned...ah, I'd better go and do some work.

Wed Oct 08, 02:58:00 pm  
Anonymous marly said...

Growing up on the Blue Ridge, I'm acquainted with clouds--and there's nothing more lovely than clouds rising between blue mountains while the dawn edges over a ridge. So even if they're lonely, they're ravishing.

Cloud memory: biking in Ireland, sheep leaping out of thick white clouds.

Sat Oct 11, 03:18:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Beautiful, Marly. Just the name Blue Ridge sounds rather lovely to me.

Sat Oct 11, 04:16:00 pm  

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