Preview | Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape at the Cinema Museum

Artist Andy Holden’s acclaimed film Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape has its London debut at the Cinema Museum in Kennington Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape (2011-2017), artist Andy Holden’s acclaimed film proposing that the world is now best understood as a cartoon, will be shown for the first time in London. […]

Interview | Raymond Antrobus

Raymond Antrobus is a poet, educator, curator, editor and investigator of missing sounds, who is a founding member of Chill Pill as well as the Keats House Poets Forum, and whose work has appeared in publications such as Poetry Review, The New Statesman and The Deaf Poets Society, among many others. In 2017 he was awarded the […]

Review | Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know by Colm Tóibín

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce, Colm Tóibín, Viking, 2018, pp.192, £14.99 Strolling through the Dublin where he once studied, Tóibín muses on the city’s remarkable literary history: ‘The domed Reading Room has not changed since the time of Yeats and Joyce. It has the same light and layout, the […]

Review | Diane Arbus & Kader Attia at the Hayward Gallery

From the very conception of artistic expression, artists have engaged with the notion of self and the formation of identity. The work of Kader Attia questions the dominance of western hegemonic models in the creation of national culture. Contrasted with the photographs of Diane Arbus, shown on the upper floor as part of a combined […]

Review | Mothlight by Adam Scovell

Adam Scovell’s debut novel is narrated by Thomas, a young man who hallucinates the memories of his deceased mentor, Phyllis Ewans. Phyllis is a lepidopterist who lived in Thomas’s town in Cheshire when he was a child, and they reconnect in London after Thomas has also become an academic who studies moths. He travels and […]

Review | Nocilla Lab | Agustín Fernández Mallo

Nocilla Lab, Agustín Fernández Mallo (Translated by Thomas Bunstead), Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2019, pp. 192, £12.99 “The fascination of humankind with beaches goes to the heart of a time that has the form of a Rubik’s cube.” It is difficult to summarize Agustín Fernández Mallo’s Nocilla Lab, or even to put together one’s thoughts about it. […]

Dido and Aeneas by Jeffrey Meyers

Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse, Andrea di Robilant, Atlantic Books, 348 pp. £17.99 (hardback). Andrea di Robilant has done extensive research, but has not found significant new material about Hemingway and his love and inspiration Adriana Ivancich.  He is good, however, on the rivalry of the Italian publishers Mondadori and Einaudi.  […]

Interview | Andrew Kötting at St Leonards International Film Festival

St Leonard’s International Film Festival Blackmarket VIP, George St, Hastings 19-21th January HUBUBINTHEBAOBABS – 1987 33 minutes HOI POLLOI 1990 – 10 minutes SMART ALEK 1993 – 18 minutes JAUNT 1995 – 5 minutes DONKEYHEAD 1998 – 4minutes KINGDOMPROTISTA 2000 – 6 minutes ME 1999 – 5minutes In the seaside town of Hastings, in an old, old street in the old town, I climb up the stairs on a cold Sunday […]

Review | Tracey Emin: A Fortnight of Tears at White Cube

A Fortnight of Tears is a major new exhibition of works by acclaimed British artist Tracey Emin. The show features features a large selection of pieces, across a wide variety of media. Upon entering into the stark space of the White Cube, one is immediately confronted by fifty self portraits of Emin. The photographs, taken […]

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