Issues / #56 Staying Close

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#56 - April 2020 Documentation

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A willow was planted by the River Deveron, in the centre of a solid wood circular bench, near Huntly Aberdeenshire, 31 January 2020. Alice Bain reports from a distance
#56 - April 2020 Review


Rose Higham-Stainton attends the launch of MOTHER by Studio Morison at Wicken Fen 29th February 2020
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#56 - March 2020


‘What is a tenancy agreement?’ MAP’s guest commissioning editor Helen Charman begins a new project which invites writers and artists to join her investigation into the nature of renting. Pieces will be published on the 1st of every month for 12 months, beginning here, on April Fool’s day.
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#56 - March 2020 Journal


Herb Shellenberger guides us through a selection of moving-image works newly available for remote viewing
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#56 - March 2020 Essay

A Maggot - For Freda

Kirsty Hendry considers ‘the flimsy layer that separates one body from another’, as we re-publish her 2018 essay
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#56 - March 2020 Review

Ambiguous Heterotopias

James Bell reviews Seized by the Left Hand at Dundee Contemporary Arts
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#56 - March 2020 Review

A Gnostic Romance

Jessica Ramm reviews Alex Impey –Gnostic Cautery at The Hunterian, Glasgow 16th November 2019 – 23rd February 2020
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#56 - March 2020 Review

Improviser’s Rehearsal

Gwenan Davies reviews In Emotia, by France-Lise McGurn in T5 at Tramway
#56 - March 2020 Review

Our World - The World to Come

‘Wayward machines and knotted weeds fill the empty space, move with it, sound across its borders.’ Esther Draycott visits a show at 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow January 2020
#56 - March 2020 Documentation

32, 32

Good Press, Lunchtime and Sunday’s document close proximity and collaboration at 32 St Andrew’s Street, Glasgow
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#56 - March 2020 Editorial

Editorial: Staying Close

Contact, proximity and hello
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#56 - March 2020 Review

A possible space for the life of a girl

Nell Osborne considers Lisa Robertson’s debut novel The Baudelaire Fractal
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#56 - March 2020 Review

Networks and Their Discontents

William Kherbek visits The Eternal Network, the key group exhibition in transmediale 2020 festivalEnd to End, HKW, Berlin