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The Immaterial Salon

August 13, 2022

Thanks to curator Francesca Zappia (one-third of C-E-A – French Association of Curators), rabbitcottontoothcottonrabbit is part of The Immaterial Salon,…

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Murky Waters

August 13, 2022

Delighted to report that The Man Who Fell to Millom is screening as part of Art Walk Project’s Murky Waters…

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Past Forward

August 11, 2022

Working with Francesca Zappia for ART-O-RAMA and discussing digital domains as spaces for artworks to occupy or to become, I…

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House of Self-Indulgence

August 11, 2022

Your go-to-hole for all things Trash. Gaudy. Wet. House of Self-Indulgence

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Hamlet in Grand Theft Auto

July 15, 2022

The end bit of the Popbitch newsletter is stuffed with excellence this week. After you’ve finished pointing in pointerpointer.com, watch…

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Pointerpointer.com

July 15, 2022

A website that points to your pointer. I wish I had made this https://pointerpointer.com/

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Empire

July 11, 2022

It’s back! It’s backwards! I’m so unobservant though, this could’ve been back since 2020. But here it is at noon…

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Gothic Nature Journal: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic

July 11, 2022

The Man Who Fell to Millom (2018) is part of Gothic Nature Journal Issue III. Download it here. Huge thanks…

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Detective Chief Inspector Jane Topping

July 11, 2022

Always interested in the interests of other Jane Toppings…

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Kinky Kats – 70s leather porn in the studio

July 11, 2022

Inspired and encouraged by Cosey, I’ve dug out my copy of Kinky Kats, a leather and PVC fetish magazine published…

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Leather in the Studio

July 11, 2022

This week I’m faffing around with some leather…

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Rock-themed readin’

July 11, 2022

I’m loving Cosey Fanni Tutti’s Art Sex Music (thank you CS) & Denim and Leather: The Rise and Fall of…

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Seen and Not Seen at the CCA

July 11, 2022

Loved this two-hander by Alex Hetherington and Scott Caruth at the CCA last week. Here’s the blurb pinched from the…

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Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

July 11, 2022

Reviews of Vintage Science Fiction (1950s to mid-1980s) – a blog by ‘Joachim Boaz’. Books reviewed from (often) the trashier…

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Dirty Screens, still filthy

July 5, 2022

These may not be recent, but they are great. They’re all unique C-type prints at 32 inch TV dimensions (47…

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Michael Clark, Cosmic Dancer

June 18, 2022

‘Are you a fucking dancer or a fucking chancer, son?‘ (Factory foreman to a young engineer & Ziggy lookalike, Weir…

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House of Embers – Michelle Hannah @ GoMA

June 10, 2022

Michelle Hannah’s brilliant installation was on for 2 days only at GoMA last week. Filling the oval and galleries 2…

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Amsterdam 2007-08

June 1, 2022

In a clean up of an old hard drive I found these images of work I made when I was…

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Grinning near some cats

March 13, 2020

GoMA commissioned the always delightful Alan Dimmick to take some snaps of me. Here they are… I was going for…

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8×6 Launch of Anderson Gallery, Carpenter’s Wharf

March 13, 2020

Thanks to Alexander James Pollard for inviting me to exhibit at the launch of Anderson Gallery, Carpenter’s Wharf, London alongside…

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A Thing What I Wrote (2020)

March 5, 2020

Delivered to the University of Cumbria Research Office, Lancaster in a suitcase at 3.30pm on Thursday 27th February 2020. Thankfully…

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Venice Highlights…

November 17, 2019

Here’s a list of who/what I got excited about in Venice… Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz’s installation Moving Backwards at…

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The Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

November 16, 2019

Alert – Arwen Curry’s doc on Ursula is on BBC4 and then iplayer at 22.00 this Sunday (17th Nov.)

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It’s November 2019…finally!

November 16, 2019

And so Blade Runner is everywhere. Two of my favourite moments of BR in the media soup this month are:…

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Cathy Wilkes in Venice

November 16, 2019

Of course I’m biased, but Cathy’s show felt like an incredibly important part of the experience of this year’s biennale,…

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Stan Douglas in Venice

November 16, 2019

While I enjoyed Stan Douglas’ photographs of ‘speculative histories’ which play sound with a detailed, rich and staged kind of…

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The BR2049 – Baseline Test

November 16, 2019

I wish this was in the shops now… Until then, you can achieve a similar effect by asking a friend…

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6 Key artefacts in Blade Runner 2049

November 16, 2019

Consummate consumer (or at least, consummate oogler) of screen-used and associated product that I remain, this bonny article highlights Blade…

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The Last Bohemians

July 26, 2019

Everyone! Bend your ears around hilarious and revealing interviews with brilliant women with The Last Bohemians podcast. Pauline Black! Cosey…

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Domestic Bliss – GoMA, Glasgow

July 26, 2019

Pop into Domestic Bliss up in Gallery 4 of GoMA when you are passing. Katie Bruce’s exhibition makes the space…

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The Isle of the Dead: The Jumper

May 4, 2019

Mentioned in Ballard’s The Crystal World and strongly hinted at in Nabokov’s Despair, I’ve always loved Arnold Böcklin’s The Isle of the…

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Hen Ogledd – Mogic

May 4, 2019

Thanks to CS, I got along to Platform to see Hen Ogledd, my new favourite band, who like eye imagery…

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What is the quiet life anyway?

May 4, 2019

Mmmmmm, it involved re-watching Stalker on DVD while reading Geoff Dyer’s Zona. If you thought Stalker was a little swift…

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EVERYBODY IN THE PLACE, AN INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF BRITAIN 1984-1992

May 4, 2019

The other week I went, in the ever-excellent company of UoC Institute of the Arts students, to see the latest…

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Eye am living – just not posting…

May 4, 2019

…I appear increasingly less interested in recording it would seem. Though I’m sure it’s just a phase, no doubt connected…

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The Influencing Machine – The Reader

December 15, 2018

Get yourself an early Christmas present and enjoy this exceptional reader which supports and develops themes of group show The…

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The Influencing Machine at nGbK, Berlin – an update

December 15, 2018

Get along to this brilliant show if you’re in Berlin… Great work, so perfectly installed – thank you to everyone…

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Sue Zuki & Amor LP launch at The Blue Arrow

December 15, 2018

Thanks to a Vernon tip off, I saw a great set by Sue Zuki. Listen to Boring af and more here,…

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Newspaper or (Memoirs of a Spacewoman)

December 15, 2018

Here’s the front page of Alex Hetherington’s Newspaper or (Memoirs of a Spacewoman), written in response to Peter (2014). It’s…

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She Was a Visitor – No.35 Project with Alex Hetherington

December 15, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came along to She Was a Visitor, the last No. 35 project by Alex Hetherington.…

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Artist Talk – Moving Mountains Art in the Environment – Millom Palladium

December 15, 2018

Thank you to Moving Mountains artist and curator Irene Rogen, Phil of the vital Signal Film and Media, Frank (not Santa),…

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Pieces of You Are Here – Lorna Macintyre at DCA

December 15, 2018

I was lucky enough to get along to Lorna’s opening at DCA last weekend and had a tip-top lunch with…

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Margaret Salmon at DCA

December 15, 2018

Margaret Salmon’s show at DCA is dealing with things my work has skirted around at times, but while I’ve come…

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Jane Topping, Newspaper or (Memoirs of a Spacewoman) – A No. 35 Project – Opens 12-6pm 8th Dec. 2018

November 9, 2018

Consider yourself officially invited to Newspaper, a collaboration with Alex Hetherington – the last of his innovative No.35 projects in…

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The Influencing Machine – nGbK, Berlin – a peek…

November 8, 2018

Hi you, I maybe shouldn’t share these images, which are merely mocks, but I’m too excited about the incredible work…

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Big Store (1999 or 2000)

November 6, 2018

Just found this blast from the very, VERY distant past. I made Big Store in 1999 as part of Nicola Atkinson-Griffith’s…

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Matter Matters – 2nd Nov. The Millom Palladium from 6.30pm

October 21, 2018

I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Mark Vernon on a new video work, The Man Who Fell to Millom…

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nou is a semi-finalist at the Australian Independent Film Festival 2018

October 18, 2018

Smashing to find that the AIFF has had its interest piqued by nou (2018), but can I get to Brisbane…

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Last chance to see – An Introduction at The Pharmacy Sat. 6th Oct. 11-3pm

September 29, 2018

Make sure you get along to a special opening of An Introduction – our group exhibition of work by students,…

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Introducing… Blade Runner at Borderlines Book Festival, Carlisle

September 29, 2018

I’ll be introducing a screening of Blade Runner (Director’s Cut, 2007) at Borderlines Book Festival on Friday. Now as you…

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nou Screening at The 16th edition of International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris

September 19, 2018

Delighted to be screening nou in Paris in a couple of weeks time. It’s the 16th Edition of the International…

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Psychedelic LAUREL 1872dpi (1)

nou screening at The Psychedelic Film and Music Festival, NY

September 15, 2018

nou, will be making its North American Premiere at The Psychedelic Film and Music Festival in at The Producer’s Club,…

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Nigel Kneale

September 8, 2018

Thinking about the smooth and the rough, about the digital and the analogue and cutting things up has sent me…

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My Life in the Bush of Ghosts – Byrne/Eno

September 4, 2018

This is what I’m listening to as I work today, after Cary Wolfe‘s essay on analogue/digital has got me all…

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The Bear

September 4, 2018

Close the internet! This is my colleague R’s new housemate. I kid you not. This is The Bear. As of…

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Pamela Doove, amongst others

September 4, 2018

Always a risk to go see telly live but The League of Gentlemen was pretty perfect. Pamela Doove’s audition Review…

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Dylan Moran in Edinburgh

September 4, 2018

He has actual jokes, which is sort of confusing now, though they are good jokes. And he has stopped drinking…

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Hymns for Robots – Noctium Theatre at Carlisle Fringe

September 4, 2018

When do I ever get to Carlisle Fringe? Never. So this year I made sure I caught Hymns for Robots,…

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Lucy Skaer and friends at Talbot Rice

September 4, 2018

Got quite overwhelmed by Lucy’s show at Talbot Rice. The jewel-like precision with material is so appealing, things appear to…

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Tacita Dean @ the Fruitmarket

September 4, 2018

Great to see/hear Foley Artist at Dean’s show The Woman with the Red Hat when in Edinburgh the other week. But a…

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Scraps

August 19, 2018

Oh, the thinking really came together last night… Carlsberg.

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Harrison – the bookmark

August 3, 2018

So, this exists. You can get one at Poundland – for a limited time before the high street leaks into…

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Immemory

August 1, 2018

I know I’ve mentioned this CD-Rom work of Marker’s from 1997 before, but not sure that I’ve ever watched this…

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Cells Out

July 30, 2018

Thank you to Catherine Owen for reviving some old images of The Chateau’s Launch event in 2003, which I was…

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harproom

A 35mm 208-ish Frame Version of Blade Runner…

July 17, 2018

…for the Harp Room (2017). I’d forgotten about this film, made at Hospitalfield this time last year. Like the other…

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What I’ve been looking at of late…

July 15, 2018
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They Are the We of Me (2005)

July 15, 2018

Just found this link to an archive of GoMA, and my solo exhibition of 2005, They Are the We of…

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Alchemy: The Curios Society @ The Whitechapel

July 15, 2018

I was highly excited to be in the mix and contributing a text/talk for Alchemy: The Curios Society, alongside the amazing…

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nou (2018)

July 15, 2018

As you may have gathered, Peter (2014) has a partner and an opposite. Here’s a link to a 2 minute…

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www.rabbitcottontoothcottonrabbit.com

July 15, 2018

Thanks to Trish de Vries, Peter & nou comes in a web version. Constantly evolving, never the same twice (though…

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Speculative Realism and Science Fiction by Brian Willems

July 6, 2018

I get it. I think so anyway. This book is currently changing my heed, into a marginally more understanding heed.,…

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Please accept my apologies, readers of blogs

July 6, 2018

I know, I know, we are all very busy people, but I’ve gone all unbloggy and we all know that…

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Things are coming together…

April 10, 2018

 …but for what, and who is nou?

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Experiments In Cinema v13.6

April 9, 2018

Screen Used will be showing at this film festival on Wednesday. Go Alburquonians… Experiments In Cinema v13.6 will be held…

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Wanderers and other Nomads: Ecologies of Place brought to Mind

April 9, 2018

A new video Untitled (For Naomi and Ursula) (2018) is in this group show, curated by Patti Lean. Wanderers and…

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Langham Research Centre – Muffled Cyphers (2014)

March 29, 2018

Thanks to CM’s continuing Support and Development Programme Dedicated to My Ears & to a Lesser Extent My Eyes (CM’s…

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Raw (2017)

March 29, 2018

Aaahhh, cannibalism. Who doesn’t rate it as the most reasonable alternative to veganism? As long as it’s amongst friends. An…

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Per Aspera Ad Astra (1981)

March 29, 2018

My preferred translation of this Russian title is To the Stars, the Hard Ways*. Watch it with English subs here.…

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Annihilation – Alex Garland – 2018

March 17, 2018

Annihilation is a far less anaemic film than Ex Machina and the casting’s perfect. The Thing, Stalker, The Crystal World…

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Margaret Salmon, Mm & Sacred Paws @ The Tramway

March 8, 2018

Live score for Margaret’s Salmon’s Mm by Sacred Paws was exciting! Mm showing Berwick Speedway lads transforming from ordinary to adonis-y over…

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I See You Man @ Celine

March 8, 2018

I need to get back sharpish to see the rest of I See You Man at Celine, featuring favs. such…

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Alchemists and alchemical-like types…

March 8, 2018

…seem to spring up everywhere once you you get your eye in – all part of its symbolic mutability and…

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Spoorloos (1989)

March 8, 2018

From under a snow-topped blanket, I loved Spoorloos (The Vanishing), George Sluizer’s film is reminiscent of much of Eric Rohmer’s…

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Eggs and Aliens

March 8, 2018

You’d never know it, but…there has been action. Trapped in Glasgow by snow, I hastily re-wrote my contribution to this…

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Untitled 2018 screen shot

A new thing, finally made…

January 28, 2018

…all part of a larger thing still underway, ready for a showing at Glasgow International later this year. Because of…

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We Are All Completely Free – Women Artists and Surrealism, Museo Picasso, Malaga

January 28, 2018

Oh boy. It’s been weeks, simply weeks hasn’t it? Still in my brain is this incredible show that I caught…

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New Look does Blade Runner 2049

November 22, 2017

It’s not just the jacket. There’s Joi and Luv too…

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Blade Runner 2049 – Propsummit Stirs…

November 3, 2017

Yes, there are lots of ways to capture the new BR, particularly from a home-wear and footwear p.o.v. Propsummit is…

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Aleksandra Vajd & Markéta Othová: What Is Life?

November 3, 2017

Aleksandra Vajd & Markéta Othová: What Is Life? – Street Level Photoworks “This exhibition presents current work by two eminent figures…

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Sue Tompkins – Country Grammar

November 3, 2017

… while over the road it was like stepping back to 2004, to experience Sue’s incredible delivery of heart-jerking banalities.…

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Martin Boyce – Light Years

November 3, 2017

Over at the Modern, exhausted 1920s sex workers of standard lamps slumped in 2001…

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Ilana Halperin – Geologic Intimacy

November 3, 2017

A treat to catch Ilana’s work, especially since the show is officially down, and all the wonderful folk of PFP…

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Sara Barker – The Faces of Older Images

November 3, 2017

Just caught the last of Sara’s show at the v. New Yorky new Mary Mary space. Thank you Hannah. “This…

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GoMA – umpteen things to see last week

November 3, 2017

The excuse was UoC Institute of the Arts education of the minds of others, the host was a possibly frazzled…

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“The best Blade Runner sequel is Peter by Jane Topping.” Matt M. Lloyd

October 20, 2017

I thought I was done and dusted with Facebook, and then Matt, director of the Glasgow Short Film Festival, posts…

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Image from Picnic at Tornado Sands by AE Hutch

Picnic at Tornado Sands, Arcade East, 23rd Sept. 2017

September 16, 2017

I’m chuffed to be showing John (2016) in great company as part of Picnic at Tornado Sands, Arcade East, London, opening…

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Pye Corner Audio: Stasis

September 16, 2017

I’m aye late to the audio party, but this is fantastic (and only a year old). Not sludgy or maudlin,…

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Oresteia: This Restless House @ the Citz

September 16, 2017

Now this is more like it. Four and a half hours of angst and bloody violence. Some of row B…

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Yerma

September 16, 2017

This Young Vic production, directed by Simon Stone, had been getting raves so I popped along to a local live…

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Sex Symbols in Sandwich Signs – Stephen Sutcliffe

September 16, 2017

This is the Sutcliffe show you’ve been waiting for. Get to it… “Sex Symbols in Sandwich Signs takes its title…

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