The Market Town
Events / Exhibition / MLitt / Scotland / students / Uncategorized / University of Aberdeen

The Market Town

Huntly, tagged as “the town is the venue” due to its engagement with the arts by Deveron Projects is a small town in the North-East part of Scotland, Aberdeenshire to be precise. Deveron Projects [1] is located in the town square of Huntly. The body is an arts organisation that spearheads the engagement of people … Continue reading

Traditional Gallery Vs. Post- Modern Gallery
History of Art / MLitt / Scotland / Uncategorized / University of Aberdeen

Traditional Gallery Vs. Post- Modern Gallery

When one thinks of an art-gallery the image that springs to mind is one of a white room, decorated in paintings or sculptures, a space where people can fully immerse themselves in art, shutting out the distractions of everyday life. The post-modern approach towards an art gallery however, such as the one taken by Deveron … Continue reading

VIEW Inaugural Event (10th November)—Celebrating Women’s Contributions since Universal Suffrage
Creativity / Events / feminism / Participatory Art / Performance Art / Scotland / Talk / This Week / University of Aberdeen

VIEW Inaugural Event (10th November)—Celebrating Women’s Contributions since Universal Suffrage

Following the success of the launch of our new public engagement programme: VIEW, the George Washington Wilson Centre and the Department of Film and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen is pleased to announce its inaugural event this week. “Out of this World” is a participatory performance organized by Huntly-based artist Norma D. Hunter, … Continue reading

Quine Shrine in Aberdeen Hexes the Patriarchy
Art and Science / feminism / Scotland / University of Aberdeen

Quine Shrine in Aberdeen Hexes the Patriarchy

Carrie Reichardt who declared in her artist statement, ”I AM AN ARTIST YOUR RULES DON’T APPLY” (see www.carriereichardt.com) , seeks to use her work as visual activism. Staying true to her ”anarcho-craftivist” reputation, her contribution to this year’ Nuart Festival, titled Gallus Quines & Deeds not Words, is two tile- mosaic murals that comment on Aberdeen’s and … Continue reading

A commemoration: Raúl Ruiz died on this day in 2011
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A commemoration: Raúl Ruiz died on this day in 2011

A short sequel to my last post, this time to commemorate Prof. Raúl Ruiz’s death 7 years ago today. Below we have new trailers for The Wandering Soap Opera, a film he shot in 1990 which is finally being released in Chilean cinemas on 6th September, and for his widow Valeria Sarmiento’s Mysteries of Lisbon prequel, … Continue reading

A tribute and an invocation: Raúl Ruiz was #botd in 1941
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A tribute and an invocation: Raúl Ruiz was #botd in 1941

The great, sadly missed filmmaker Raúl Ruiz was born 77 years ago today. Since his death in 2011, he has unfortunately been releasing fewer and fewer feature films. The most recent was The Wandering Soap Opera which finally premiered at Locarno last August to the customary mix of elation and puzzlement, before dipping from sight. As … Continue reading