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Death 24 x A Second, Laura Mulvey

Death 24 x A Second

October 12, 2014

Laura Mulvey’s Death 24 x A Second (2006) has got me hooked at the moment. Buy it here. Read an…

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Mirage Men

Mirage Men

October 12, 2014

In the mood for a good ol’ conspiricy? Then you can’t beat Mirage Men by John Lundberg, Mark Pilkington, Roland Denning & Kypros Kyprianou.…

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Death Watch Poster, 1980

Death Watch

October 12, 2014

Another Scottish dystopian journey for me this weekend. Seek out Bertrand Tavernier’s 1980 Death Watch, filmed mostly in Glasgow, and reach…

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Brian Ferguson as Hamlet

Hamlet at the Citz

October 12, 2014

A more twitchy, jumpy or paranoid Hamlet I’ve yet to see. Dominic Hill directed an almost unlovable Brian Ferguson as Hamlet,…

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The Hidden God, Stephen Sutcliffe, 2014

Artists’ Moving Image at the BBC

October 11, 2014

I managed to miss both the Glasgow and the London screenings of these new films. All made with exclusive access…

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Raydale Dower

Raydale Dower at Tramway

October 11, 2014

Heard with my ears – last night. From the Tramway website: Raydale Dower works with a combination of objects, performance…

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Gregor Wright

Dinosaur Expert I’m Feeling Lucky

October 11, 2014

You have got to go see Gregor Wright’s show at the CCA. I loved his GI show and this one…

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Under the Skin

The Woman Who Fell to Scotland

October 3, 2014

Am I the last person to finally watch Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin? I thoroughly recommend. Watch the trailer here…

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Ciara Phillips, Things Shared, 2014

Turner Prize 2014

October 3, 2014

What a treat to go to the Turner Prize opening on Monday. Ciara and Duncan’s work looked fantastic and what…

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Trisha Donnelly

Trisha Donnelly

October 3, 2014

Loved this at The Serpentine at the weekend. Take a look at her online film here too. Trisha Donnelly, Serpentine…

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Emmanuel Carrère

September 25, 2014

Here’s a link to a wee piece on Emmanuel Carrère in the Guardian the other day. His book I am Alive…

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Peter now screening at Institut Finlandais – 5pm today

September 20, 2014

A change of venue for Peter’s Premiere to the Institut Finlandais. Here’s some info about the festival for you: International…

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Lovely Andrea, 2007

Hito Steyeri – Lovely Andrea

September 15, 2014

Clare Stephenson recommended this 2007 film by Hito Steyeri, made for Documenta 12. And she was right to. Lovely Andrea…

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Richard Burton (r) taking a break with John Hurt (l) and Suzanna Hamilton

Headlong’s 1984

September 15, 2014

Forgot to mention that I witnessed this at the Citz last week. 2 hours straight through, folk walking out and…

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Peter screening at Studio des Ursulines 20/09/14

September 15, 2014

Studio des Ursulines is a legendary Paris film theater, and one of the oldest to be still running, opened on January…

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Daily Inspiration

September 13, 2014
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Peter and Muerte en Arizona

September 6, 2014

Peter will screen at 5pm, Saturday 20th September at Studio des Ursulines, Paris. Very excited to be showing along side…

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The 12th International Festival Signes de Nuit

September 6, 2014

My film Peter will be part of the 12th International Festival Signes de Nuit film festival taking place in Paris next…

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Infinity Kisses - The Movie, 2008

Infinity Kisses – The Movie

September 5, 2014

Just been revisiting this 2008 film by Carolee Schneemann (and Cluny & Vesper). Featuring ‘the expressive self-determination of the ardent…

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One from the Vault

August 31, 2014

Just found this image of Rebecca Mellor’s work I cant go on, I’ll go on; Like I said I would from…

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Illustration by David Black

How do YOU pronounce Behemoth?

August 31, 2014

It’s a first for me; reading a book recommended by a T-shirt of Gregor Wright’s. Or rather, reading a book…

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Room 237 disclaimer

Room 237

August 20, 2014

Just re-watched this mesmerising 2012 documentary directed by Rodney Ascher. You can see it all on YouTube, but why not…

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Making Eyes, 2010 Douglas Gordon

Making Eyes

August 20, 2014

The installation of Douglas’ work at GoMA for Generation is a real treat. Includes almost everything so of course, Making…

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Negativland still

No Other Possibility

August 16, 2014

Ahhhh, my new favourite thing, Negativland. So this is my new favourite film. Made in ’89. I don’t have favourite…

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Peter Tscherkassky

Outer Space

August 16, 2014

A short film by Peter Tscherkassky that I’m watching on repeat. Outer Space

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Are You Locationalized, Tatham & O'Sullivan, 2014.

Are you LOCATIONALIZED

August 10, 2014

Running into Tom O’Sullivan on Friday reminded me how much I’m into Tatham and O’Sullivan’s new work for Generation. It’s…

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Rumorz boots by Alex Pollard

Internet Curtains

August 10, 2014

Exciting to have Pollard back up in Glasgow, however briefly and to see new work by him, Iain Hetherington and…

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Cover of the DVD Sonic Outlaws by Craig Baldwin

Sonic Outlaws

August 7, 2014

I’m consuming this film by Craig Baldwin. It starts with the knotty issue of copyright, as valiantly exploited by Negativland.…

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Daily inspiration

August 6, 2014
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Further Rigour Urgently Required

July 27, 2014

Thought you might enjoy this scathing review of my GoMA show in 2005 that I’ve just found online. I used…

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A little early…

July 26, 2014

…and so still too light for a good view of PULSE. But I did get a wave. PULSE is a…

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Repeat. And Again.

July 26, 2014

The Women: 8 Films looked fantastic on a big screen. So great to get it out & about, seen in…

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Danny Saunders…

July 26, 2014

…played a solo set, with the help of Laurel and Hardy. Though Danny is a better mover. And he sang…

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Ace City Racers…

July 26, 2014

…were excellent at The Poetry Club last night, launching their new single into the world. And they very graciously agreed…

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Come closer…

July 23, 2014

… and appreciate the craftsmanship. Not mine of course. Paul Hughes printed the shirt and a right pain in the…

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The Women: 8 Films Digital Film 15:27 2013, The Women, Solo exhibition, Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow, 2013, Jane Topping.

Pulse – Picture Window 26 July – 3 August

July 23, 2014

Picture Window are showing loads of films and other artworks, including one of my films, as part of GENERATION. It’s…

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Discordia Party Time: The Poetry Club, Fri 25th July, 8pm – 2am

July 22, 2014
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Teeth, Screen Shot, 2014

Teeth

July 21, 2014

Have a look at this super-short new video I’ve made, called Teeth…

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Jane Topping Tshirt design

Discordia T-shirt

July 21, 2014

Here I am, nestled between Danny Saunders and Michael Fullerton. Buy yours now, direct from Patricia Fleming Projects. Further ‘colourways’…

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Meaning Inc.

July 12, 2014

Michael Fullerton’s show at the Glasgow Print Studio is a cracker: Meaning Inc.

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Lorna Macintyre, Mount Stuart, 2014

Lorna Macintyre: Four Paper Fugues

July 12, 2014

You have to go see this. Start at the boathouse and rise in a dream to the conservatory… Four Paper…

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k0nch is awesome

July 12, 2014

I helped with this piece, but have a look at all of k0nch’s work while you’re at it. He’s particularly…

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‘I began to wonder how on earth you do something like this.’

July 12, 2014

Here’s a wee piece on DFW by Colin Barrett in today’s Guardian: My Hero

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The Women: 8 Films Digital Film 15:27 2013, The Women, Solo exhibition, Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow, 2013, Jane Topping.

The Ugly Construction of Beauty

July 12, 2014

Here’s a paper that I delivered (remotely) at: MOD ART 13 MODERN ART CONFERENCE on Beauty and Ugliness, 25th to…

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The Luck of Edenhall

July 12, 2014

My contribution to this group exhibition’s publication, 2014. Curated by Linda Fitzgerald. In 1989, when we were both 17 and…

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The Nabokov Paper

July 12, 2014

My contribution to The Nabokov Paper book, by Kate Briggs and Lucrezia Russo. Published by information as material.   36Q (6)BLEAK…

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Discordia

July 11, 2014

I’ve designed a t-shirt. It looks a bit like a totalitarian PE Kit. Is there any other kind? See it here:…

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