Undercurrents




They are veins and arteries of the city. Resources are taken in and flushed back out. Finding the way in is a dissection, an id card the scalpel, peeling back obstacles preventing entry.



The arteries breathe an angry life into the great creature. The burning gases and fluids flow towards the heart. Enter these halls where the temperature rises and sweat drips into your eyes.



The sting of salt and scalding metal, the clash of pipes and hiss of gas draws you further into the glow of harsh lamps. There is a strange power in the air, and the senses are overwhelmed. . .

But now think of the vein. Filled with exhausted resources and cast aside the thick waste waters move out and away. Also hidden from sight and mind their function is no less important. Left to putrify in our homes the city would grow infectious and rot from the inside.



Here nothing can be heard but the intermittent drips of water from far off. Strange creatures that live off our meager leftovers crawl and scuttle in the darkness. The darkness of the sewer is complete save for the strange forms cast by a manhole’s camera obscura. The passing figures seem to drift ghostlike over the more tangible river of sludge.



In the darkness it is so difficult to grasp how those above live, utterly unaware that beneath them life flows back and forth like the tides; A constant ebbing and waning of the invisible, vital forces that rule their lives.



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-2016-
bayou goula towhead

-2015-
the sea test

-2014-
the circumnavigator pt5
the circumnavigator pt4
the circumnavigator pt3
the circumnavigator pt2
the circumnavigator pt1
falling dream
the darkness
one hell of a mile 3&4
he will return
the believers
the horror pt2
the horror pt1
traces
death valley
whiteout

-2013-
paradise of outlaws
the mountain climbers 1&2
brought to surface
one hell of a mile 3
primordial
the lost world
inner gorge
a ghost story
the riddle
slaying the minotaur
heart of darkness
bayou
public lands
organ music
two sought adventure
the virgin river
the road north
preparations

-2012-
steal the world
the end of the world
el dorado
the valley of the kings 2
the valley of the kings 1
one hell of a mile 2
one hell of a mile 1
the mountain climbers rr4
heroes rr3
rainy roadtrip 2
rainy roadtrip 1
the transgression
sandstorm
sinister 2
sinister 1
dehydrated
anatomy
sleepwalking
new chapter

-2011-
like sedona?
torn in two
blink
bridge to nowhere
the door
hitting the wall
elusive 2
elusive 1
harquahala
hole
pick up lines

-2010-
revisited 2
revisited 1
which way?
lost mines
chute
monolith
freeze
slice
in their footsteps
a dance with death


-2009-
goodbyes
undercurrents
casting the bones
mountain thief
the deer hunter
strange temple
sanctuary
burial pt. 3
burial pt. 2
burial pt. 1
the apparition
return to hell
forsaken
the lower depths
underground lake
stretch sewer
the hidden lab
shadow movements
meager rations
sw8: the conclusion
sw7: lost gold mines
sw6: the big tubes
sw5: gold!
sw4: el calderon
sw3: redondo
sw2: ghosts
sw1: westward bound
leviathan
formaldehyde dreams
the underdark
in the beginning





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