Watching A Man Crying at Love & Chaos

In the basement of Alchemy Experiment there’s a film of a man crying. Over the course of 15 painfully slow minutes we watch him, the steady camera focused on the emotions in his eyes and the bob of his Adam’s apple as he swallows.  The film, ‘Unfeeling’, is directed by Babar Suleman and stars Omer... Continue Reading →

SQIFF 2021: Aspects of the Embodied Self

Content warning: discussion of self-harm and HIV/AIDs “They need to make sense of this nonsense. Together”, says the voiceover of The Devotions, one of several short films shown as part of the Aspects of the Embodied Self event at this year’s SQIFF.  SQIFF, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival, is hosted each autumn at the... Continue Reading →

After The Dinner Party, Saltspace

After so many months of empty galleries and cancelled shows it was a relief to step into Saltspace Gallery on the High Street, Glasgow on 27 April and see some real-life physical art.Curated by Saltspace member Lesley McDermott, an art teacher and visual artist currently studying at Glasgow School of Art, the show was a... Continue Reading →

Florence + The Machine: Captivating

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Sing with us, rage with us,” says Florence Welch sweetly, around halfway into her set at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Saturday 17 November. “If you’re here you probably believe and support women,” she adds later, and of course we are. Her audience responds to every swoon and twirl with enthusiasm and delight, especially... Continue Reading →

GAG Radical Art School Launch Event

Within the walls of On The Corner (one of many self-funded community arts spaces springing up around Glasgow) GAG radical art school held its launch event on 27 August. While there were frantic, urgent ravings from scene regulars such as Futurology, Adam V. Cheshire, and Loki, the highlight of the evening was the exhibition put... Continue Reading →

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