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Lieke Marsman’s brilliantly ‘cool’ novel, The Opposite of a Person (translated by Sophie Collins), is at once a novel about love and language, people and the individual, nature and the ideas we wield over the natural world, writes Kathryn Cutler-MacKenzie.
Read More “The Essay, The Object and The Re-mix: de-centring the human in The Opposite of a Person by Lieke Marsman review”
Kathryn Cutler-MacKenzie talks to Maltese author and performer Loranne Vella about her collection of short fiction, what will it take for me to leave, the influence of performance on her work, memory as a liberating and imprisoning force, European feminism and her upcoming novel, Marta Marta.
Read More “Interview with author Loranne Vella: ‘This idea of a room, of a home, is very important, as the body is the first home’”
Bodies traverse histories, tap into memories and are saturated with feelings and experiences in Loranne Vella’s superb short fiction collection, What Will It Take For Me To Leave, translated by Kat Storace.
Read More “Bringing the body to the text in Loranne Vella’s What Will It Take For Me To Leave”
Artists Kat Cutler-MacKenzie and Ben Caro discuss their collaborative work, O.o.o.h! , a semi-pedagogic, semi-absurd investigation into the menstrual cycle inspired, in part, by the thought of philosopher Graham Harman and the photographs of Rafal Miłach.
Read More “O.o.o.h!: a menstrual project by Ben Caro and Kat Cutler-MacKenzie”
This exhilarating anthology of short stories challenges us to look beyond the shiny façade of ‘the new’ and to embrace ‘the abject’ – the ambiguous, the old, the distressing parts of ourselves and our society – and to ask what place the abject should have in our culture today.
Read More “Locating the ‘new’ in The New Abject: Tales of Modern Unease”
In the aftermath of serious illness, Harriet Mercer explores painful and often traumatic experiences in a narrative that beautifully renders what is still, too often, “unthinkable / unthought”.
Read More “Gargoyles by Harriet Mercer: a lyrical exploration of the space between life and death”
Kathryn Cutler-MacKenzie talks to award-winning author Niven Govinden about his latest book Diary of a Film, the power and freedom of walking, the importance of the cinematic lens to his writing and assertive characters.
Read More “In conversation with award-winning novelist Niven Govinden: ‘I believe in the autonomy of the people that I write’”
Niven Govinden’s latest novel, Diary of a Film, is a love letter to the art of cinema, a sensuous portrayal of the relationships occurring behind the camera as well as on-screen.
Read More “Diary of a Film by Niven Govinden – a ‘skin to eye’ portrait of queer love, cinema and la dolce vita”
In this creative, collagic essay, Kathryn Cutler-MacKenzie writes with and through the words of Virginia Woolf, Hélène Cixous and Julia Kristeva to convey the freedom of writing and kinship felt when reading their works.
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After an Erasmus exchange in Paris, artist and art historian Kathryn Cutler-MacKenzie discovered that translation is about the space between languages and voices; a space that affords us new connections, ideas and friendships.
Read More “Translation is a place of resting, of being in common”
Kathryn Cutler-MacKenzie reflects on the seminal work, The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist, 1988, by Guerrilla Girls, and calls for women in the art world to be more politically engaged and active in their practise.
Read More “Postcards in Isolation 8: Guerrilla Girls, The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist, 1988”