Time Has A Shape: Responses To The Work Of Alice Channer

“This work takes time. This work marks time. This work is an eclipse of the past And the present.” In a new commissioned text, poet, journalist, playwright and broadcaster Ian McMillan responds to the sculpture of...

John Moores Painting Prize 2020: The Window

To close our exclusive series published in partnership with the John Moores Painting Prize, Laura Robertson presents a (gross, you have been warned) new short horror story inspired by 2020 China category prize winner, Li...

In These Times: Pandemic Conversations – Amy Cummings

“Becoming more resourceful has been a very helpful part of this situation.” For our latest In These Times series in partnership with Liverpool John Moores School of Graphic Design & Illustration, we spoke...

A Tale Whose Time Has Come:
Dark Days, Luminous Nights

“We are all part of these bricks and mortar, and it is our story to tell.” As a new immersive audio-visual experience prepares to open in Salford, Mike Pinnington takes a look at the...

Viva México! Jason Wood On His Book Of Mexican Cinema

At the beginning of the twenty first century, director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Amores Perros was in the vanguard of a new wave of Mexican Cinema. Since then, a steady stream of filmmakers have enjoyed...

In These Times: Pandemic Conversations – Lucy Topping

“Creative students aren’t getting the recognition for how we’ve adapted.” For our latest In These Times series in partnership with Liverpool John Moores School of Graphic Design & Illustration, we spoke to second-year...

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Blazing a trail through
the big wide world
30/08/2019
Stéphane Vigny, Reconstituer. Courtesy Denise Courcoux, 2019

Field Trip: Nantes, France – Où est Steve?

On a recent visit to Nantes to see Voyage à Nantes and the ‘Island of Machines’, the more sinister story of a missing man unfolds, reports Denise Courcoux… I first saw it as...

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Playlist: Nirvana’s Cover Versions

As Nirvana’s mainstream breakthrough Nevermind approaches thirty, we take a look at the indie bands Cobain covered and, therefore, brought to new, wider audiences… Last week marked the thirtieth anniversary of grunge legends Nirvana...

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05/09/2019
Present Tense. Publish by The Double Negative, 2019.

Present Tense (2019) // Paperback // £14.99

Present Tense A decade since Liverpool EU Capital of Culture… What now?  Edited by Laura Robertson and Mike Pinnington ISBN 978-1-5272-4281-4 Published August 2019. Very limited edition run of 250 copies. Paperback, 96...