Phil Smith "On walking" by Triarchy press
Phil Smith a.k.a. Crab Man, Mythogeography, Anton Vagus serves a dish of captivating journey which you can follow in an (un)linear way and the key to that follows through your own individual way of exploring it. Hence the fact that the multi-layered guidebook on how to find the meaning of the journey is effortlessly erratic (?) in a tempting way to lose yourself acertained by the magnitude of eloquence that is suffice to say very impressive.
Psychogeography in its primeaval form of situationist origin was derivative of surrealism and dada. Crab Man gives a completely new angle on the matter which the reader might find both encapsulating and confusing at the first read especially when you are not into the counter-cultural bibliography.
The second, more straightforward layer is a story of a trip in the footsteps of W.G. Sebald - an author of "Rings of Saturn" - an account of his walk around Suffolk, U.K.
The analogue self-updating vessel of finding stories, references in left-overs, self-references thoughts and ramblings, eruditive wireless globe of microcosms found both in a verse and a puddle, in a found toy or a visage that appears behind the shadow of every-day routine of repeated paradigms of un-scholastic street gnosis, well-trodden paths of silenced movements, not daring enough to create a symphony about it but intriguing enough to make a personal landmark in a pursuit of symbolic understanding.
Given the fact that the layout of the book is so dense - it's definitely a wonderful read to follow on your own and encourages to self-expressed intuitive trail of...(...)