Trains of Thought: Particularities of Space and Recollection

Mary King

I am reflecting on the experience of being on a train, and the particular scenarios I found myself in as a byproduct of being in this space. In this work, I examine how events and moments are mediated through the spaces in which they occur. The particularities of a space can highlight otherwise invisible or menial aspects of an encounter, as well as raise questions regarding attention or harm. In a presentation that is part academic paper, part non-fiction, and part discussion based, I explore the particularities of space and how it affects qualities of moments that are drawn out, both in immediate experience and in recollection.

 

Bibliography:

Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

Lefebvre, The Production of Space

Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Paul Virillo, The Aesthetics of Disappearance