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Beacons is a Madescapes^ installation at Pig Rock Bothy in the grounds of The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

December 2014.

At the core there is a void into which your reality can be projected.

From the centrepoint it appears as though your world is forever expanding. Repeating and recreating itself ever outwards
until it becomes everything it had hoped it would be; until it reaches the point where there is nothing outside of itself.
And once more, nothing within.

In oneness there is no referent. The vast expanse of everything returns us to an atomic state.
From this nothing, a new beginning.

At this rate of expansion the cloud can never be outrun.

An ever-decreasing loop of hope and despair intensifies every moment to levels that can never be equalled, only bettered,
until betterness becomes an impossible dream, and the dream replaces hope and reality replaces despair and we turn to
our collected symbolism to remind us of who we are: To tell us why to be.

With every corner of consciousness cleansed of its precedents we, sterilised, return to the fold ready to watch the world
with eyes screwed tightly shut. Purged of the old, the new becomes the norm becomes the old again and is torn up,
chopped down and purified, razed and replaced. And everything collapses on the core. Condensed out of recognition,
that core is revealed to contain nothing but the void onto which reality is projected, accepted, absorbed and represented.
Equivalence. Equidistance. A solid state: liquified, atomised, solidified.