What can you see in the clouds? The relationship between the body, mind and environment is fascinating. It is not possible to separate the mind from its physical environment. We live in a state of embodied cognition with perception constructed and modified in relation to our surroundings. Our ability to imagine to engage with pareidolia creates magical portals allowing us to see a universe that is more sentient and dynamic. So we must not deny the subjective experience of other living and non-living beings/entities and lock ourselves in a sealed chamber of anthropocentric thought. No matter what truth we fix upon, there is always another truth waiting, equally valid, in the chaos of our existence.
The Cloud Architect is the title of Matthew Geden’s most recent book of poems published by Doire Press in September 2022. This is a project that expands the idea of what a poem might be. It was made in response to the poem’s theme and language but explodes the possibilities of poetic interpretation by the use of sound and moving image.
READ BY MATTHEW GEDEN
DIRECTED BY JENNIFER REDMOND
SOUND BY JENNIFER REDMOND.