Yalta Scotland

A story commissioned by Embassy Gallery for the exhibition Vulcan Point; my thanks to Joe Etchell. Yalta Scotland 1 “How decadent you are in your f-hucking little white cube with your superficial artefacts and f-hucking monitors. Your redundant culture belies serious intent, it has to, that’s part of the f-hucking paradox of what you call…

The Corpuscle Story

Comissioned for Zoe Fothergill’s ‘Fur, Bizmuth & Spiny Oyster’. The full catalogue is on sale here.  Flint heap appears monochrome in all weather conditions, distinct from the chronochrome sea, the refractions of the oily sand and the diffuse, wild grassland. The few cars present a series of glass prisms and coloured sheens, while silhouette-gulls trace…

Saying Something to See How It Sounds: Artistic Intentions

Published in The Drouth, Issue 46 Trying to talk about what you don’t know seems logically impossible. As I write it here it reads as being logically impossible. But – as I say it to myself again as I continue to think it over – I find myself increasingly sceptical of the value of testing…

Contemporary Art Reviews

I’m half way through the time consuming process of bringing together all the art reviews I’ve written over the last number of years. As an incentive to keep going I thought I’d make a short post about it and ask you folk to take a look. Becoming an art critic was a fairly slow process,…

That of which we should never have thought

Written for [Relay]: The Glasshouse Request.  [click to download a PDF of the full publication] The work of ‘virtual-botanist’ and poet Douglas Hyde is unknown in Scotland; in fact his work even tends to be (mis)understood in his native Ireland as being nothing more than, “a convoluted kind of screen-saver art”. Yet a small circle…