Haunts is a series of short stories about endings and darkness. They are a kind of landscape painting that uses neither paint nor (arguably) images. They are worlds that often focus on the ends of worlds or worlds that have disappeared from view. At times they are a lament – at times they are an attempt to find a way to live in the world by paying attention to the things that offer us a glimpse through the everyday to something that may or may not be eternal but is present.
* Unlike other Haunts, 21 Ardbeg Street is written in the words of R. D. Laing. Their tense was changed from past to present.
His words were cut up with scissors, laid on a table, moved around and then glued into a script.
Source material was gathered from:
R. D. Laing, The Politics of Experience and The Bird of Paradise, 1967
R. D. Laing, The Facts of Life, 1976
R. D. Laing, R. D. Laing’s Glasgow, 1978
R. D. Laing, Wisdom Madness and Folly: The Making of a Psychiatrist, 1985
R. D. Laing and Anthony Clare, In the Psychiatrist’s Chair, 1985
R. D. Laing and Bob Mullan, Mad to be Normal: Conversations with R. D. Laing, 1995
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