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Nudes Never Wear Glasses – Kate Davis

September 12, 2017

And still in Edinburgh, Stills are showing Kate’s new work, alongside her video Charity. Get along to see the show…

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Jac Leirner – Add It Up

September 12, 2017

Popped in to the Fruitmarket to see this (superbly installed I should add) show. Upstairs was more interesting than down…

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Carradale and the Mull of Kintyre

September 12, 2017

…ohmistrollininfromtheseamadesire… Off on a road trip with S to track down the (eventual) home of Naomi Mitchison. Denied access to…

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Blade Runner on the Stairs

August 19, 2017

Watch this little Hospitalfield moment here.

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Peggy Awesh

August 16, 2017

An email has told me that at the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival this year, this will be happening:…

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A summer comes to an end…

August 16, 2017

…and, bar a research trip to Carradale, thoughts must, inevitably, turn to the education of others. This summer I’ve not…

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Hospitalfield – A Pamphlet…

August 15, 2017

…and a taste of things to come…

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French Windows – Ian Emes 1972

August 3, 2017

This is pretty incredible – 1972, Ian Emes. After French Windows was shown on the Whistle Test, Pink Floyd picked…

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Sedmikrasky (Daisies) 1966

August 3, 2017

After a morning of psychedelic drifting, mask learning/making, killing fruit flies, I’m watching Věra Chytilová‘s Daisies today. Watch it too!

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The Human Voice

July 20, 2017

Ever had a bad break-up? Well, at least you didn’t hang on the phone, calling them darling and agreeing to…

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Recital – Sarah Forrest

July 17, 2017

I like everything that Sarah makes, but Recital, which I was looking at yesterday, is unbelievably great. Recital (2016) Sarah…

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imomus

July 16, 2017

Here are various Momus links, mostly sleeping… imomus Click Opera Early LPs to listen to and sigh are here.

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Spiders vs. Bee

July 16, 2017

Watch Spiders vs. Bee. No one dies.

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Home (2009)

July 9, 2017

Here’s a link to Home, a 2009 BBC TV version of Ballard’s The Enormous Space, with Antony Sher. Just not…

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JGB does Advertising

July 9, 2017

Following on from his 1958 Project for a New Novel, Ballard made this series of  five ‘Advertiser’s Announcements’ created and published…

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Hospitalfield – on a Sunday morning…

July 9, 2017
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Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction

July 9, 2017

Popped into the Barbican (a beautiful Ballardian thing if there ever was) on Friday for Into the Unknown: A Journey through…

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Back to Ballard

July 9, 2017

Writing and reading on a train for 12 hours or so this weekend, and post a re-read* ‘n’ watch** of…

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Topping 2016 – Munich

July 4, 2017

Thank you to experimental ear owner (the ears are real, their preferred MO avant-garde) CM for this spot of my…

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A 35mm 208 Frame Version of Blade Runner for a Phone

July 2, 2017

I biked, I read, I made this wee video out of 35mm scraps. Felt the need to get working here…

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Hospitalfield – there’s something happening here…

July 2, 2017

Shoulder to Shoulder – FIELDWORK International Summer School co-programmed with Cicely Farrer and Gordon Douglas Harp Celebration Day to mark…

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I Love Dick on the telly

June 18, 2017

And I can’t be the only one. Lots to love in Jill Soloway’s  TV version of Kraus’ novel. Excruciating in…

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The Handmaid’s Tale 2017

June 18, 2017

This 1985 Atwood has never shifted from my top ten, and, like 1984, it works because there’s nothing in it…

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Some Press about Peter

June 18, 2017

Three mentions of Peter, and some ‘professor’… ITV News, 2 June 2017 at 6:00pm and Outer Places 12 June 2017 and…

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Wasting Time on the Internet

June 16, 2017

Reading Wasting Time on the Internet by Kenneth Goldsmith this week, and planning workshops to test the resolve of the…

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Twists in the Cord (or) Other Extensions of the Telephone

June 16, 2017

Before I head up to Hospitalfield in time for FIELDWORK International Summer School – Summer Festival, and thanks to a…

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Peter wins Best PKD Short Film at the 5th Annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival 2017

May 31, 2017

Thank you to Dan Abella, the PKD crew and to all the filmmakers I met this week. A superb festival… I’ve…

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Peter in The 5th Annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival…update…

April 15, 2017

The full programme has been announced, and it looks fascinating… Peter screening details are: Monday, May 29, 2017, The Producers Club, THE COURTHOUSE…

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Free Fire

April 14, 2017

The new Ben Wheatley/Amy Jump film is so well written, there’s not a bullet that doesn’t count. The only downside…

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Twilight City, 1989

April 14, 2017

Made for Channel 4, Black Audio Film Collective’s Twilight City is the absolute, no question, stand-out work at the CCA’s The Sky…

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Blade Runner 2049

April 9, 2017

Here’s the trailer. Here’s an nme article. It looks like it’s a geekfest of refs – Officer K indeed! I’m…

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Berlin Report

April 9, 2017

Ably assisted by the students of University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts, I saw some things in Berlin. A…

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Rome

April 1, 2017

I went with fav. CS. Caravaggio, Argento and de Chirico’s flat. Other things seen and eaten.

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Peter in the Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival 2017

March 25, 2017

Peter will screen as part of the 5th Philip K. Dick Film Festival in New York this May. Get in!…

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Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017

March 25, 2017

I’m incredibly excited to be taking up the Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017. Incredible artists to hang out with, in ludicrously glorious…

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Chris Marker, 1999

One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich

March 10, 2017

I’m spending a bit of this day in my life being wowed by Marker’s essay on Tarkovski. Trailer here. Marker’s…

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Dirty Screen (Horses) Screen shot!

Dirty Screen Shot

March 6, 2017

Thanks Dr Mark Wilson

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ANTIPHON – Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, Kerala, India

March 5, 2017

Delighted to be involved with this exciting event: Friday 3 March – Tuesday 7 March LUX Scotland presents ANTIPHON, a series…

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Family History, Gillian Wearing - the catalogue, 2007

Family History – Gillian Wearing

March 5, 2017

I love this work and this book. I love GW. More on Family History here.

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Spolia – Lorna Macintyre at Cample Line

March 5, 2017

What a beautiful day it was to be motoring through parts of the country I normally only glimpse from a…

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Roger Hiorns at the Ikon

March 5, 2017

Thanks to a University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts related trip South, I got to see the Hiorns show…

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Screen Shot, Gillian Wylde

Will Internets Eat Brain?

March 5, 2017

Probably. Very pleased to have caught Gillian Wylde’s performance at the CCA last week – all part of the GFF.…

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Peter (Screen Shot) Digital film 29:55, 2014, Jane Topping.

Peter at Kochi-Muziris Biennale with Lux Scotland

February 27, 2017

Peter is getting an outing next week – as part of Lux Scotland‘s curated Artists’ Cinema at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale,…

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Sans Soleil

February 21, 2017

Revisiting Marker’s 1983 Sans Soleil this weekend was like visiting an old friend who has aged beautifully and is more…

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Kate Davis – Charity

February 21, 2017

Thanks to Kate Davis, I popped along to the World Premier of Charity, the film made with the support of the…

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Gorgomancy

February 12, 2017

Is Chris Marker’s collage/collection of all sorts of works. Respectfully clunky, but maybe the only way to see Immemory without…

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It Follows

February 12, 2017

The trailer for this 2014 tense horror makes it appear bland and ordinary, but things are going on in David…

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

February 12, 2017

Working for six days on the trot has clearly resulted in a feeding frenzy for my eyeballs. Here’s one for…

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Chat écoutant la musique – Chris Marker

February 12, 2017

In honour of Method’s appreciation of The Soft Machine earlier today, here’s the first of three Chris Marker films… Chat…

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Puce Moment 1949

February 12, 2017

I think this is what La La Land was trying to get at. Anger does old Hollywood glamour to perfection…

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Rabbit’s Moon (1972 version)

February 12, 2017

Also on today’s revisiting list is the 16-minute version of Kenneth Anger’s Rabbit’s Moon. Here’s his 1979 version; speeded up…

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Dichterliebe – another part of Herrmann’s One Night. One Life

February 12, 2017

A more straightforward performance/recording from director, Christine Schäfer and Natascha Osterkorn on piano this Schuman. This is the second part of One…

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David Bowie – Crystal Japan – Promo – 1980

February 12, 2017

Last David post of the day. Must be something in the air this morning. Stare at this: Crystal Japan (1980)

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David and Peter Frampton Search for a Beer in 1987

February 12, 2017

Oh David. Nice skipwork. For me though, Frampton never really comes alive. Thanks to Bickerton. David smoking in Madrid here.…

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Iman walking in the 80’s

February 12, 2017

Watch for a minute here.

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Bruce Nauman’s corridors…

February 12, 2017

…come in many forms. Here’re two: Live Taped Video Corridor (1970) Walk with Contrapposto (1968) And here he is doing…

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Phillip Jeffries

February 12, 2017

In other words, barely there David in Fire Walk with Me. Look, this film is just not as disastrous as…

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Thank you Soft Machine…

February 12, 2017

…for Thank You Pierrot Lunaire. Listen to this, with some footage of the band on tour with Hendrix, right here. The…

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Oliver Herrmann’s Pierrot Lunaire

February 12, 2017

So much of what I’ve enjoyed and been non-plussed by in film over the last two years suddenly has a…

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Tony Bevan & Richard Youngs

January 15, 2017

Had my brain fried by Bevan and surprise (to me) guest Youngs yesterday at t’Hairdresser’s. Heard some noises I’ve never…

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Denkmal, Kate Davis

Kate Davis at the GFT

January 10, 2017

An early 2017 treat and a great way to become excited about Kate’s forthcoming film, a result of the Margaret…

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chanel-spring-summer-2015

Tutu Woodhouse – a thing I almost made…

December 12, 2016

I’m determined to make this not good thing into something else, and so something better, during the next three weeks. It’ll…

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We see it once

December 8, 2016

Just noticed this photo of Ace City Racers, pausing in front of my video, Women: 8 Films. From, erm, 2014…

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Second Chance Man - Christoph Girardet

Second Chance Man – Christoph Girardet

December 7, 2016

A chat with Jamie Simpson this morning reminded me of chum Christoph Girardet’s participation in the Tindersticks’ The Waiting Room…

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A 13 Point Script for a YouTube Unboxing Video, 2016

December 7, 2016

Here’s a link to the text bit of a performance I gave at the NAFAE conference in July at the…

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Vicki and Alex, Like the Clouds (2015)

Video Festival – Transmission – 10 & 11 December

December 7, 2016

Vicki and Alex, Like the Clouds is in day two of Transmission’s Video Festival. Lots of other treats in store…

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Screen shot - Hypernormalisation, 2016

BBC AS ECHO CHAMBER: A REVIEW OF “HYPERNORMALISATION” by Robin Parmar

December 6, 2016

Here’s the real reason Curtis’ latest was so depressing: BBC as Echo Chamber – thanks Torsten. And yet there’s a huge…

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Hito Steyerl – Politics of Post-Representation

December 6, 2016

This is good: Hito Steyerl – Politics of Post-Representation

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12-Hour Action Group at The Cooper Gallery

December 5, 2016

In fine, fine company, I attended this whole bally affair, bar a nip out for a noodle and red wine…

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Streetwise – Martin Bell – 1984

December 2, 2016

After an hour of scrambling around in that internet last week, big thanks to Calum and Stasia for pointing out…

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Project X

December 2, 2016

Watch this terrifying study of a journey and a building here. “A top-secret handbook takes viewers on an undercover journey…

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Kenneth Stot - thisisyourlieeeeef

25 years of Reeves & Mortimer: The Poignant Moments

December 2, 2016

Vic and Bob – Vic and Bob – Vic and Bob. 25 years though – how the hell did that…

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12 Hour Action Group – Cooper Gallery, DCA, Saturday 3rd Dec.

December 1, 2016

Just look at the contributors to this DCA Cooper Gallery event… uhHuh. I’m very excited about this indeed… Keynote Speakers:…

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Who is making this thing anyway..?

Stories We Tell – Sarah Polley

November 27, 2016

Enjoyed this film last night. The family are so literate and handsome, it makes it even more tricky to identify…

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Screen shot - Rob Kennedy

Rob Kennedy – Play Dis

November 27, 2016

Dying to get to see Rob’s show (screening & discussion at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh) – at Talbot Rice – not…

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Bruce McLean does the Friday Event

November 27, 2016

I’m so often not gatecrashing a GSA@GFT Friday Event, that when I do it’s like being a student again, except…

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Ahhhh, the past is another country

November 21, 2016

And here are two flyers proving just that. Originally made of paper/card=trees, for shows I was in in 1999. Thank…

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Words – in pictures

November 20, 2016

Here’s what I’ve been reading, in no particular order.

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FOMO#3

November 20, 2016

Eye Eye, a gif of mine will be part of FOMO: a night that brings together electronic music, short film…

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Screen Used on F’Bk

November 19, 2016

Take a look at some details & the Press Release right here.

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Screen Used…

November 19, 2016

…opens tonight at Patricia Fleming Projects… Here is what you can expect…

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Screen Used – Opens 6-8pm Sat. 19th November at Patricia Fleming Projects

November 15, 2016
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Michael Snow interviewed in 1983

November 13, 2016

Snow’s mellow tones are perfect for a Sunday morning. Watch this interview that Channel 4 made and broadcast in 1983.…

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AMIF 2016 – evening session…

November 6, 2016

Managed to get to Tramers in time for the last three events of the Sarah Tripp curated Saturday bit of…

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Free Fire

October 30, 2016

Here’s a trailer for the new Ben Wheatley/Amy Jump film Free Fire. Just like early High-Rise, reviews are not good,…

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Ali Smith on Pauline Botty

October 29, 2016

This sharp wee piece on Botty is a good read (thank you Rodge). Plus a link to Adam Curtis’ blog…

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Not sure where I’m going with this dentist/Deckard thing…

October 15, 2016

Is it simply a trick of film vs video, both turned to digital image that connects these aesthetically, or maybe…

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Voigt-Kampff – Notes on PKD’s use of language

October 15, 2016

The naming of machines in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by James Reich here.

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They Live

October 13, 2016

It had been years, and my excuse was the dissemination of Carpenter paranoia to the Fine Art students of the University…

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Access Main Computer File

October 9, 2016

This Tumblr site posts screens from TV and film. That’s it. What else could you want it to do? Exactly.…

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Neil Bickerton

Other Waste Material – Bickerton Pub launch @ Good Press

October 1, 2016

This afternoon… It folds, it unfolds…

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Adam Curtis

New Adam Curtis is 16 days away

October 1, 2016

Acclaimed filmmaker, Adam Curtis brings his new epic film, HyperNormalisation to BBC iPlayer this October. The film will premiere at…

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Alasdair Gray

Trigger Words @ The GPS

October 1, 2016

How smashing of Ross Sinclair to invite us in as he finished installing his work in this group show. Sorry…

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from The Third Eye Magazine

John Samson @ GoMA

October 1, 2016

Popped in with the UoCIoA students – thanks to Will Cooper.  Hit it at the rubber point. ‘1975–1983’ presents the…

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Jane Topping Discordia T-shirt

If you like Easter Island’s Heads…

October 1, 2016

…then you’ll love Jane Topping’s T-shirt. Available on Culture Label. It’s following my Googlelife.

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Milano Chow

Milano Chow – Egg and Tongue

September 18, 2016

And also dropped into Mary Mary to see Milano Chow’s solo show.

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Jo McGonigal – SHIFT

September 18, 2016

Popped in to see this show at Patricia Fleming Projects last night…

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Katy Dove at DCA

September 17, 2016

A memorial exhibition of drawings, collages, paintings, prints and animations by much-loved artist Katy Dove (1970 – 2015). A former…

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Proof, were it needed, that I am in Blade Runner.

Targeted Advertising becomes an Ouroboros

September 16, 2016

While footering around, asking the net yet more questions about Blade Runner, I was targeted by my own t-shirt. I’m…

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Transit Zines – Aye Aye Books – CCA

September 12, 2016

You can now grab any of the Transit publications for £5 at Aye- AyeBooks in CCA Glasgow, or online at  transitarts.bigcartel.com…

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