4th June 2021

Tickets and Info

A meeting of Japanese and Scottish artists programmed as part of Glasgow International 2021 (15th – 18th June 2021) ‘Neighbouring’ is a 4-day on-line workshop programmed as a part of Glasgow […]
4th June 2021

Shizuka Yokomizo
15th June 10am

Shizuka Yokomizo, Artist Talk In a pre-recorded video, the artist will talk about her past works focusing on the experience of living in another culture – being displaced and encountering […]
4th June 2021

Mio Harada, Shoko Imai & Megan Lucille Boettcher
16th June 10am

ニューNormal? New ノーマル? In a world adapting to a global pandemic, we are positioned as passive spectators to a screen. In this collaborative performance, artists Mio Harada, Shoko Imai, and […]
4th June 2021

Nile Koetting
17th June 11am

Nile Koetting, Evacuation Picnic Over the last few years Tokyo and Berlin based artist Nile Koetting has been working with an immersive scenography and installation in which choreography is exchanged between […]
4th June 2021

Jessica Ramm
17th June 10am

Jessica Ramm, Bucket-head Whiteout Scenario Jessica Ramm’s performance invites you to observe a training exercise, which begins like this: “Imagine a frozen ice-bound valley – you within it; and these people next […]
4th June 2021

Tomoko Konoike
18th June 10am

Tomoko Konoike and Mayako Murai, Travel Dialogue Form Tomoko Konoike is an artist, and Mayako Murai is a fairy-tale scholar. About ten years ago, the two began to organise lectures and […]
4th June 2021

Hanna Tuulikki
18th June 11am

Hanna Tuulikki, Avian Reels Live streaming from a greenspace in Helsinki, Finland. Hanna Tuulikki will perform extracts from three recent studies for solo voice: Four Songbirds, a wordless improvisation based on musical patterns […]

The Drouth Review

2nd June 2021

Mining the Moral Economy:
Ewan Gibbs on Coal and Deindustrialisation
by Johnny Rodger

Ewan Gibbs' book 'Coal Country' claims to be the first full length study of deindustrialisation in the Scottish coalfields. But its scope is actually much broader and much more ambitious in its treatment of an age of massive social upheaval. Johnny Rodger reviews and appreciates that ambition.
19th May 2021

Neighbouring in Deep Time:
Ilana Halperin in Yamaguchi
by Naoko Mabon

In advance of our own Neighbouring project (15-18 June @ GI), one of our Scottish Japanese collaborators, Naoko Mabon, writes here of the work of Scottish artist Ilana Halperin in Japan. Halperin's mineral investigations open us up to the urgency of our understanding of and identity with the geological in the age of Anthropocene.
9th May 2021

Locating Practice / Locating Legacy :
Nicky Bird at Streetlevel
by Eszter Biró

Photographer Nicky Bird's engagement with memory, community, place and legacy is put in artistic and intellectual context by Eszter Biró in a review of Bird's new show at Streetlevel Gallery (until 6th June).
3rd March 2021

Between Atmosphere and Airlessness:
Daisy Lafarge’s ‘Life without Air’
Rochelle Roberts

In both Daisy Lafarge's poetry and prose -see her 'Metaphor as Parasite' in our Hollow issue - consciousness seems to float seamlessly in a fermentation of biology and minerology. Rochelle Roberts reviews her latest poetry collection here and finds it 'full of, and without air'.
23rd January 2021

The Manifesto of Activist Neuroaesthetics
by
Warren Neidich

A major thinker and innovator in the understanding of the significance of Cognitive Capitalism, US artist and activist Warren Neidich has worked across fields from neurobiology and psychology to art and architecture. Here he probes, proposes and defines neuroaesthetics as an area of critical , politically engaged and creative thought.
8th January 2021

Alien of Extraordinary Ability
by
Huddled MacMasses

Walls are being built, straits policed, high seas patrolled: in the frantic seeking after sovereignty the stranger is become a foreigner and foreigners are recast as aliens ... Storm the ramparts of the Capitol then, and ask not what we have done to them, but what they could possibly do for us? The Huddled MacMasses attempts to make an intervention...
23rd December 2020

Feminist City :
City of Possibility
Andrea Gibbons

'Our public spaces are not designed for female bodies', runs the blurb on on Leslie Kerns' book feminist city published by Verso. Writer and housing activist Andrea Gibbons takes a critical read, and ponders on why our cities are still made for and by 'mostly men', and what are the possibilities for other, better cities for all sorts of bodies and beyond the already charted pathways...
20th November 2020

Cabaret Voltaire
-Shadow of Fear
by Neil Cooper

In an exceptional article for the Drouth, Neil Cooper writes to mark the release of Shadow of Fear, the first new album from Cabaret Voltaire for twenty years. The piece is exceptional in its musical profile for The Drouth, its exceptional in its extraordinary length, and also in its personal take on a rock story from Cooper.
27th September 2020

Come Into the Open:
Taking a Breather on the other side of Lockdown
by Neil Cooper

Artists have been adapting their practice to COVID-19 restrictions. In the open, is the Common Guild’s off-site response to the ongoing situation. Six artists have created new audio works designed to be listened to outdoors on headphones during government-sanctioned daily walks. Neil Cooper responds.
12th August 2020

The Filmmaker and the Fervent
by David L.Robertson

There's been no shortage of big screen entertainment based on the Christian story - especially in the years immediately after 9/11 and the Anglo-American adventure in Iraq. What exactly is/was their appeal and what is the measure of their success? Are they just for the faithful and the fervent? David Robertson surveys the field.
18th July 2020

Murdo MacDonald on Patrick Geddes :
His Intellectual Origins
by R J Morris

Powerful personality and polymath par excellence – Patrick Geddes has been plastered with so many labels that it sometimes seems that he’s all but disappeared from public perception. How should we rate Geddes and his work now? R J Morris puts the new critical work by Murdo MacDonald in context.
11th July 2020

The Power of Ten:
A New Turn(er) of Events
by Neil Cooper

For the second year in a row The Turner Prize takes a lurch towards acknowledgment of the collective. Is this democracy in action? Is it a definitive change? Should we rejoice? Or is the change dictated merely by temporary circumstances? Neil Cooper looks at the history and some contemporary realities.