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Feb 3, 2020

Radical Notations Launch 31st January ‘To See and To Know More’ 2020

Friday 31st January 2020, the evening of all evenings. A number of us gathered in the Pig Bothy at Scottish National Gallery (Modern One) to discuss the ‘ish’ in colours with Joyce Dixon, the necessity to enter the mortuary to understand the archive with Naomi Pearce and the unbidden with Maria Fusco.

We heard about the anchorites, of Farrow and Ball paint, of the gradual co-construction of speech, the responsibility of the historic voice and the process of naming and dealing with the translation of experience.

Image from Bricks from the Kiln

Phil Baber’s translations of H√∂lderlin’s ‘Homeland’ were passed from hand to hand as part of the event. This work informs the forthcoming edition of Bricks from the Kiln more info https://www.b-f-t-k.info/

Further details on more events in the series, running monthly until June 2020, available here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/events/radical-notations