Reading at DCA in April + Book Review

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photograph by Peter Goldsmith

Murdo Eason of the Fife Psychogeographical Collective will be reading from the recently published From Hill to Sea, Dispatches from the Fife Psychogeographical Collective. at Dundee Contemporary Arts  on Thursday 14th April at 19.00. The event is free but please book in advance.

Copies of From Hill to Sea are now available in the DCA bookshop.

The new exhibition at DCA is Grey Gardens. Featuring contemporary and archive photography, scale models and sculptures, Grey Gardens explores how architects and artists have tried to harmonise their use of concrete with natural landscapes from the 1950s to the present day.

The exhibition traces a line from Scottish modernist buildings by Morris and Steedman and Peter Womersley to the work of Italian architect Carlo Scarpa and the fantastical Mexican concrete garden Las Pozas, created by Edward James.

Scottish town art also features, from Brian Miller’s work in Cumbernauld to David Harding’s creations for Glenrothes. These unique environments will be revealed through photography and video from Guido Guidi, Colin McLean, Amanda Holmes and Avery Danziger.

Set alongside these will be works by artists Neville Rae, Smith/Stewart and Martin Boyce, who won the Turner prize in 2011 and whose work DCA curated for the Venice Biennale in 2009.

Full details here

Book Review

A review of From Hill to Sea has appeared on Metal and Dust.

We have only just become aware of this excellent site which explores hidden geographies, unexplored landscapes and unusual spaces.

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4 Responses to Reading at DCA in April + Book Review

  1. aubrey says:

    Congratulations on your review – and thank you for introducing me to Metal and Dust. Both of your sites are examples of creative vision; of the marvelous understanding you can gain if you only open your eyes to your surroundings.

    (love the photograph here – almost grotto-like in its marine complexity!)

  2. Thanks Aubrey. The photograph is one of many public art works in the Scottish New Town of Glenrothes, incidentally where I grew up. This particular one references the mining, electronic and paper industries. As you say something very grotto-like about it.

  3. marysia says:

    Loving the book as much as the blog and hope to make it to your reading.

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