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Half mine, half other

One night a couple of weeks ago my hands seemed half mine, half other, their tops as I knew them, but my palms hurt badly and felt as large as a giant’s: not swollen but grown or grafted on, and one with […]

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Landing on the moon

I’ve called this blog post ‘Landing on the moon’, as that was kind of how it felt walking around the island of Swona. Five of us spent two days there at the end of August (here’s a brief video of […]

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PICTURED #30: Joan Fontcuberta, Trepat

For more than 30 years, Joan Fontcuberta has been challenging the veracity of the photographic medium by staging one hoax, pseudo-documentary project after another. A new book, Trepat, sees the Catalan artist explore the improbable archive of the Spanish industrial powerhouse Josep Trepat. Tim Clark steps inside his world.

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Swona at last!

Today we made it across to Swona in a cute yellow boat called Sheila C, captained by two lovely chaps both called Magnus! The crossing from Burray Pier to The Haven at Swona took about 30 minutes and was really […]

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Looking at the Orkney Archive

Yesterday the sea was still too rough for us to make a crossing to Swona. Both mornings we had psyched ourselves up – packed the kit, food supplies, dressed in warm layers of clothing and head-to-toe waterproofs – and arrived […]

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Still not set foot on Swona

We were due to take a small boat to the island of Swona this morning (Monday 18th August), but unfortunately the weather was not on our side and the dangerous high swells meant we couldn’t sail. We are hoping to […]

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PICTURED #29: Ricardo Cases, Paloma al aire

Paloma al aire, Ricardo Cases’ highly-acclaimed photobook, shines a spotlight on the practice of pigeon racing in the Spanish regions of Valencia and Murcia. With the release of a new second edition, Tim Clark reflects on the extravaganza of colour, fantasy and prowess of an older Spain.

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Dreaming of the island

I leave for Orkney in just two days time. I’ve decided to drive up from London, visiting my Grandma on the way in Preston and then up the A9 through the breathtaking mountains and Highlands. Driving will allow me to […]

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PICTURED #28: Thomas Mailaender, The Night Climbers of Cambridge

A new photobook from The Archive of Modern Conflict captures the magic and vertiginous tomfoolery of 1930s Cambridge undergraduates climbing the city’s buildings by night. Tim Clark considers the merits of Thomas Mailaender’s The Night Climbers of Cambridge.

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Archaeology of abandonment

I am a photographic artist, interested between the relationship between photography and archaeology. For this a-n New Collaborative Bursary project I am collaborating with Keir Stickland, an archaeologist working in the Department of Archaeology at Orkney College. Keir’s primary research […]

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Art and archaeology: a New Collaborations Bursary project

A collaborative research project with Carolyn Lefley (artist) and Keir Strickland (archaeologist) recording an art/archaeology survey of the abandoned island of Swona, off the Orkney Islands, in August 2014. This blog records our preparations/research/findings.

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PICTURED #27: Stephen Gill, Talking To Ants

For the latest in our series focusing on art books, Tim Clark puts Stephen Gill’s Talking To Ants under the microscope and delights in humdrum views of Hackney embellished by in-camera photograms.

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Ben Hanley

Childrens (and grown-ups) candid camera photographer www.ohanley.co.uk at @Elsie’s_Place

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Pulling close, pulling apart

When my Soldier’s child came back from an exhibition a while ago, it occurred to me that my father had been a soldier’s child too. His father had fought in WWI and returned with a disease of the heart (not metaphorically speaking). […]

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Bruce McLean: Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Film

Upon entering the exhibition space the sculpture Pipe Smoker greets you. This is quickly followed by the obligatory vinyl text blurb on the white wall situated next to a line of exhibition posters which allow an insight into the breadth […]

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Every day I remember not to forget

Two weeks ago I went on a long planned art-outing with A., to see Matisse‘s cut-outs at Tate Modern. The two Tates are good places for me to visit as I can whizz about on one of their electro-scooters (why don’t other […]

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PICTURED #26: António Júlio Duarte, Japan Drug

Japan Drug by António Júlio Duarte, the new title from Portuguese publishers Pierre von Kleist Editions, excels with its focus on quiet and luminous photographs depicting a country at the dawn of a new millennium.

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