birdsong vs. plastic bag // austere beauty for tortured souls // song lyric review

“Blackbird, don’t sing,” goes the refrain of Finland’s this year’s Eurovision song. While the singing of a blackbird is a common trope in poetry and song lyrics, symbolising ultimate beauty that soothes the soul, it is perfectly understandable why the lyric speaker of this song wishes to hear none of it. It is a common … More birdsong vs. plastic bag // austere beauty for tortured souls // song lyric review

The Subtle Beauty of Domestic Aesthetics

Over the past few days I’ve enjoyed three works, of film, theatre and creative non-fiction respectively, all of which had one thing in common: a preoccupation with domestic objects. Following this unexpected conflux of images from various sources, the role of domestic imagery and paraphernalia, both as theatrical setting and as part of one’s everyday life, … More The Subtle Beauty of Domestic Aesthetics

‘Terminator: Genisys’ – A Cross-disciplinary Film Review (Spoiler Alert)

The latest development of the iconic Terminator film series (Cameron 2015) has received a lot of criticism as well as praise for various reasons, all of which are mainly to do with the film itself, the production process or issues within the storyworld. I’ve done a lot of reading on it since seeing the film … More ‘Terminator: Genisys’ – A Cross-disciplinary Film Review (Spoiler Alert)