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Art Encounters | The Eyes of Dunkirk

Note: This piece contains spoilers for Dunkirk It’s early August. I’m in the middle of trying to finish a load of writing projects, one of which is a book on film. I need a break, just to remind myself of why I’m doing what I do. I see…

Art Encounters | The Rescue Act II

Back in May of this year I wrote an Art Encounters article called The Rescue Act. It was about the events that led to my adopting a border collie called Oscar. The title was a bit tongue-in-cheek, like the title of an action movie and I was…

Art Encounters | Another America

“We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning.” - Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation I’m a little confused. The main reason, and probably the one which all others feed into, is to do with my…

Art Encounters | Out of the Ordinary

I flew into Shannon airport from Malaga with the family in tow. As the cool lovable air brushed in from outside, and I knew I had survived the intense heat of the Costa del Sol. As I came through that ‘nothing to declare’ sign I bumped into…

Art Encounters | A Cordoba of My Dreams

O’ sacred place of Córdoba, You exist because of Ishq, Ishq that’s wholly eternal, Which does not come and go, Muhammed Iqbal - The Mosque of Córdoba. I'm moving through the dark, Of a long black night, Just moving with the moon, And the…