‘Beginning and Forgetting: the work of Theo Simpson’, in North, vol. IV (2018)

Where to begin?

Begin with a world experienced as space, site, and structure.

Begin with a world apprehended as history and ideology, memory and myth.

Begin with a world transformed by networks of forces – social, political, economic, technological, geological. Some of these transformations are barely perceptible, hidden in the tectonic rumble of deep time. Others take place within individual lifetimes, driven by the accelerating pace of global change.

Begin with an inner and outer world of experience – lived topographies and powerful attachments to place, narratives that enfold and shape the self.