Geopolitics

10th November 2019

ON REFUSING TO SUCCUMB TO EVIL : TOMAS VENCLOVA

Lithuanian poet and one time Soviet dissident Tomas Venclova visited Scotland as part of Lithuanian Days in Scotland in October and compared experiences of Union in his home country and Scotland. As we celebrate 30 years since the collapse of the Berlin Wall this week, we review his memoirs of life as a poet behind the Iron Curtain....
25th October 2019

‘The sense of helplessness is more of a choice than a reality, in my opinion’ – James Kelman in dialogue with Noam Chomsky

James Kelman: As in the UK there are many people in the United States who are ashamed and outraged by the actions of their government; some repudiate these actions, try to work against them. There is a wider sense of helplessness...
14th October 2019

WHAT MY BODY CAN’T REMEMBER

For Farah Saleh, Palestinian dancer living in Scotland, the body is an archive. In our heads, limbs and torsos, even in our muscles, tendons, bones and organs, are registered whole […]
7th October 2019

Jasmina​ Cibic | An Atmosphere of Joyful Contemplation – CCA

Jasmina Cibic | An Atmosphere of Joyful Contemplation has to be one of the most powerfully expressive political artists working in Europe today.  How much she owes that to her origins […]
23rd July 2019

FROTH (IN DEFENCE/DEFIANCE OF…)

The woman with the pink velvet poppies twined around the assisted gold of her hair traversed the crowded room at an interesting gait combining a skip with a sidle, and […]
19th July 2019

‘ENGLAND, YOUR ENGLAND’: GEORGE ORWELL A​ND BREXIT

The comparison of the British status in the EU to one of slaves was a vile insult, mean, low and just wrong. But all the bleating and booing will avail […]