🌿 Face becoming green, leaves pouring out of its mouth, its eyes…
STRANGERS: OUT NOW!
Strangers by Rebecca Tamás is out now! Signed copies, bookmarks and badges are scattered across the land, in beloved independent bookshops–and from our online shop. We couldn’t be happier to tell you that this vital book is featured in the current issue of Idler, is Caught By The River’s October Book of the Month and London Review Bookshop’s Book of the Week. I’m adding a press section to the site, but for now if you need any more convincing you can read Kerri ní Dochartaigh’s insightful review for Caught By The River, here and Amy Clarkson’s wonderful piece for Spam, here. Additionally, two of the books essays are available to read, in full. On Mystery is being hosted by London Review Bookshop and On Panpsychism is being hosted by the wonderful Hotel. If all that wasn’t quite enough you can also listen and watch a short film of On Greenness and this beautiful trailer made by and with new sounds from the books designers, Frontwards Design.
Pages of Hackney Launch Event – This Wednesday
Please join us on Wednesday evening for the Strangers launch event hosted by our local independent bookshop, Pages of Hackney
Rebecca will be in conversation with one of our favourite writers, Katherine Angel on
Wednesday 14th October at 19.30 BST
Instagram Live – www.instagram.com/
Help Us to Support Black Minds Matter UK
This event is free to attend, however you can show your support with a donation here. All contributions for this event will be donated to Black Minds Matter, an organisation that connects Black individuals and families with free professional mental health services across the UK.
“A slim but powerful invitation to see ourselves and the world through new eyes.”
Pages of Hackney have signed copies of Strangers in stock here!
Thank you to all the booksellers and team at Crouch End Waterstones who made this Strangers window display – seeing this 100% made my week!
In Strangers, Rebecca Tamás explores where the human and nonhuman meet, and why this delicate connection just might be the most important relationship of our times. From ‘On Watermelon’ to ‘On Grief’, Tamás’s essays are exhilarating to read in their radical and original exploration of the links between the environmental, the political, the folkloric and the historical. From thinking stones, to fairgrounds, from colliding planets to transformative cockroaches, Tamás’s lyrical perspective takes the reader on a journey between body, land and spirit—exploring a new ecological vision for our fractured, fragile world.
For booksellers, the ISBN is 9781916060890. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Recommended: Flo Brooks: Angletwich
Showing at: Brighton CCA, 17 October – 13 December
Flo Brooks’ practice encompasses painting, sculpture, collage, publishing and social engagement. For this major new commission with Brighton CCA, Brooks has expanded the scope of his work to site this suit of paintings within a sculptural installation for the first time. The title of the show, Angletwich, takes its name from a Devonshire dialect term for a worm used in fishing bait, but has evolved to describe a fast moving creature or child. It speaks to the frenetic layering of people and activity within the works as well as recurrent motifs of migration and the makeshift.
Weaving together this semi autobiographical narrative of queer and trans experience, Brooks has turned to the rural South West England where he grew up and in particular its marginalised spaces and communities. These new works centre on a series of rural archetypes; from the livestock fair and the post office, to a lonely bus stop, generating a simultaneous sense of familiarity and isolation. Each work in the exhibition is part of a wider whole; depicting characters, scenes and places which together develop a critical narrative of place and queer experience in Britain. The installation mirrors the environments found within the work, creating a dramatic context to more closely connect the world of Brooks’ painting with the experience of encountering them
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Thank you for reading and supporting Makina
Robin xOctober 12, 2020