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Art Culture

Review: Coming Into View: Eric Watt’s photographs of Glasgow

At the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the city of Glasgow is exposed in a joyous and sensitiveway. The amateur Glaswegian photographer Eric Watt was nearly unknown before this exhibition and its companion book, Coming Into View: Eric Watt’s Photographs of Glasgow, written by Isobel McDonald and Alison Brown. The exhibition displays a selection of […]

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Art Culture

RE KNEWED Exhibition January 2022

“We are the Edi Gallery Society, a relatively new society at Edinburgh University that is centred around hosting Art Exhibitions, promoting student artists, and allowing students the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the Art world. Most recently we have hosted our second (and biggest yet) exhibition ‘RE-KNEW-ED’ which showed over 50 different artist works […]

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Literature

Introducing Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt

If you think of the great cultural power couples of our time, you may be forgiven if literary duo Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt aren’t at the top of your list. Meeting in 1981 and marrying a year later, the pair have since resided in New York, working away their afternoons and convening to critique […]

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Art Culture

Review: Through the Female Gaze – women and work in Italy since the 1950s

According to Laura Mulvey, the world is perceived through a male gaze: a gaze that frames femme presenting individuals and women as sexual objects independently from the gender of the person looking. Scholars thus wondered whether the emancipation of a female subject in art could be achieved through the mediation of a female gaze. I […]

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Culture Theatre

Review: Orphans

Orphans is poignant and provocative. This musical is about four siblings (Sheila, John, Thomas and Michael) who have just lost their mother. It is the night before the funeral, and they are saying goodbye to the body when they decide to go to the pub. At the pub, everything seems to disintegrate; a fight breaks […]

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Culture feature Film

New Cinema Opens at St. James Quarter

Several years ago, I was employed (as a counsellor, videographer, and shit-eater) at one of those overpriced children’s summer camps in the continental United States. On one of my few days off, I cycled along a motorway for a good two hours to come to what I assumed would be a typical suburban multiplex. On […]

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Culture Reviews Theatre

Review: Theatre Paradok’s Ondine

All too frequently in theatre, the membrane between stage and auditorium, actor and spectator, is too thick, and enjoyment is a hard-won battle. In Paradok’s production of Ondine, the opposite was true. The membrane was joyously paper-thin. It was into this context that the tragically interwoven trajectories of water nymph Ondine and knight-errant Hans were thrown, […]

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Culture Theatre

Review: Hipbeat

Hipbeat, produced and directed by Samuel Key Forrest, gives important screen time to the fictitious theory of the gender binary and emphasises the importance of identity exploration.  It is a deeply personal film depicting Angus’ (played by Samuel Key Forrest) journey of self-exploration and acceptance in modern-day Berlin. When Angus was young, his father left […]