This text was originally published in Onsite 28: Sound (Fall 2012), as a response to Shannon Wiley's article Vanishing Lands: Shishmaref, Alaska, which was published in Onsite 27: Rural Urbanism. It can be read as a stand-alone text. The tear-sheet is available here as a PDF, or you can read it below the fold.
What we talk about when we talk of the weather (something approaching a review of Margin Call)
As much as I love the darkened space of the cinema, where I can be anyone, if just for a moment, when I turn up, unannounced and cold, outside one of those big commercial duplexes, and tell myself that inside, in the warmth, there shall be miracles awaiting me, I always feel as if I am acting in bad faith.
I’m not really expecting to see film. I just want to find the world outside, inside that dark, welcoming room.