[ A wet and heavy noise ]
[ A wet and heavy noise ] is a publication that brought together five commissioned artists who use writing in its expanded form as part of their practices. The publication was conceived as an alternative to our typical annual solo presentation of work in our space, which was not possible nor practical this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We recognised the hardship that many artists were undergoing due to lost or lack of work and decided to disseminate our funds to a larger pool of artists. This led us to the collision of 5 artists working in Scotland using writing in exciting and disruptive ways.
The commission was intended to give emerging artists suitable funds to form an innovative and well-developed piece of work. We wanted to support art practices which incorporated writing in a way which is becoming more prominent in our arts ecologies. This year we focused on supporting artists working with fiction or poetry as a way to further diffuse boundaries between literature and writing within the contexts of contemporary art.
Adam Benmakhlouf, Uma Breakdown, Juliane Foronda, Francis Jones, Rodrigo Vaiapraia.
This publication is currently limited to an edition of 100 copies.
The publication was launched on 21st May 2022 at Market Gallery’s space in Duke Street with readings from the contributors.
Photographs by Sean Patrick Campbell