“In Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience (1977), Yi-Fu Tuan connects seasonal variations to a cyclic sense of time; he writes about ‘… the pendulum-like swing of the seasons’. Tuan regards seasons as natural rhythms reflective of astronomic time and its repetitions. Since my arrival in Wellington, New Zealand, I have become attentive to daily weather changes more than to changes of season. I have found aspects of every season surfacing within the span of hours or weeks. Rapid variations in temperature and humidity shape the colours, textures and rhythms of the city, pointing to a characteristically dynamic relationship between weather and place.
My short film inquires into patterns of time as made visible by place. The traces of spring, summer, autumn and winter are highlighted as revealed in found objects, enduring structures, rehearsed activities, or accidental micro-events. A subjective, place-related, materially manifested map of the seasons thus takes shape. Bearing in mind Charles Baudelaire’s Correspondences (1857) and Claude Monet’s depictions of London sites (1899-1901), I reflect on various facets of the four seasons at work in my daily experience and environment.”
 Yi-Fu Tuan, Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience (London: Edward Arnold, 2001 ), 90, 99, 120, 131, 135.
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