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15th April 2020

Pandemical Discourses 2: weekly digest- ‘All that Hankering…’

Hankering after exceptionalism, and determining the relation between community and immunity -or is Corona virus just a losers conspiracy -all in this week's round-up of Pandemical Discourses.
7th April 2020

Another Government Initiative

Gordon Munro hunts for redemption in his own living room...
7th April 2020

Stay In

The Dughoose Ska Band message for the masses
7th April 2020

from Covid Conversations by Johnny Rodger

'It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear...’
30th March 2020

ZigZag by Katalin Szavai

‘It’s the way they give birth these days, that’s the problem,’ the older bear said. Morrgh didn’t argue: it was a supermarket line and it was mid-winter; the sort of time that brings out the worst in everybody
26th March 2020

Frances Scott

Frances Scott's new book of her photographic journey round her native Orkney, 'Undertow,' was launched in February in the Pier Art Centre Stromness, and in March at Streetlevel Gallery in Glasgow.
26th March 2020

Undertow by Frances Scott

If photography is the temporal art of the gaze, what is its condition at the edge, or the limit of space? What bonds, what risk of naming can secure it from being drawn off in the 'undertow'? Frances Scott walks the native territory.
22nd March 2020

Walking Paris
by Jeremy Allan Hawkins

Written before Macron's lock-down, of course, Jeremy Allan Hawkins observed that Parisians were walking through their city again. But did he see the same type of dilly-dallying, louche, truth-seeking, urban hanger-on as Baudelaire's flaneur? Or the existential and psycho-geographical explorers of Guy Debord's Situationists? Not quite...
21st March 2020

The Future of Notre Dame in Paris
by Clarisse Godard Desmarest

The tragic slowness of our reaction to the coronavirus and the putting of systematic safety measures in place has contrasted with the relatively swift and mature reaction of the French (and other nations) to this emergency. But is it a sign of a wider conservative and sclerotic inability to act that has taken hold of our society? How could we measure these things? Clarisse Godard Desmarest sets the ball rolling with a description of the terrible fires at both Notre Dame in Paris and Glasgow School of Art, and the reaction of the authorities in each case.