I was highly excited to be in the mix and contributing a text/talk for Alchemy: The Curios Society, alongside the amazing duo of Kate Briggs and Robert Williams. All connected to Mark Dion’s Theatre of the Natural World show at the Whitechapel…
And then the snow arrived and I was trapped in the Greggs on Glasgow’s Gordon Street (it’s a sit-in Greggs, with brick wallpaper) unable to move below Crosshill, let alone below Maw-well. So I swiftly rewrote the text and had Fiona, the Scottish electronic Word person, read it for me remotely. Prof. Robert Williams, always a pleasure, was my remote ‘Igor’ – thank you Robert. Introduced by the ever-patient Jane Scarth, this happened way back when… 3rd March 2018, The Whitechapel, London.
Here’s the title image of ‘Fiona’s’ talk, where I (she) attempted to connect Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock, mad female scientists, Villeneuve’s Arrival and Naomi Mitchison’s Memoirs of a Spacewoman, with eggs, aliens and alchemy.
You know, I think I’ve mentioned this already…What does that mean?