Residents / "We can still see the horizon (and it’s curved)”

  • Alicia Matthews

    "We can still see the horizon (and it’s curved)”

    Alicia Matthews is an artist and musician whose practice takes many forms. Sound is often at the core.

    At present, Alicia is a recipient of the Gaelic Arts GUIR! fund for the development of a moving image work that examines the machair in Bragar on the Westside of Lewis. This work uses vernacular agricultural practices as a tangible microcosm in which to ask wider questions around land, sustainability and rootedness.

    Alicia is a long-standing resident on NTS Radio. Other musical projects include SUE ZUKI (Domestic Exile), MALAIZY (Few Crackles), LAPS (DFA Recs, MIC Recs), Organs of Love (Optimo Music) and co-running the independent record label, Domestic Exile.

  • Anna McLauchlan

    "We can still see the horizon (and it’s curved)”

    I was trained as an artist, disciplined in environmental studies and hatha yoga, and now delight in geography. Supporting someone with progressive memory loss means my life forms around accommodation to slippages in memory. Experiencing memory swirling around, unhinging from structure, all prompts deep questions about what is fair, what is just. The residency enables me to confront this day-to-day reality; to grapple with the contemporary tangle of identity politics, which, whether implied or otherwise, has questions of justice as fairness at its heart.

  • Craig Pollard

    "We can still see the horizon (and it’s curved)”
    Craig Pollard is a music maker and artist based in Newcastle, UK. He is also an academic and part time lecturer, having completed a practice-led PhD about the politics of contemporary music making and creative practice in 2018. He makes music and performs under the name Competition and intermittently hosts music and art events as one half of Wild Pop. Recent releases are available through Slip Imprint and a book of collected writing is available via Glasgow’s The Grass is Green in the Fields For You.
  • Martin Steuck

    "We can still see the horizon (and it’s curved)”

    Martin Steuck is an artist living and working in Glasgow, their practice is broad and seeks to incorporate DIY sound-making and collaborative improvisations, film, drawing, social media performances, comedy and poetry. Through personal experiences of precarity, financial insecurity and physical displacement, they have become interested in listening to different voices which speak of experiences of exclusion, othering and demonization brought on by austerity, specifically with regards to policies which take explicit and prejudicial aim at massively reducing funding for social care, education, housing and mental health. Their practice seeks to generate an archive of the everyday and connective practices that amplify and give space to neuro-divergent experiences of life in the post-2008 political context. Here Steuck finds the birthplace for a critical faculty, which can help unfold strategies of survival and resistance.

  • Paul Abbott

    "We can still see the horizon (and it’s curved)”

    Paul Abbott is an artist and musician, working through questions and feelings connecting music and language: using real and imaginary drums, synthetic sounds, performance and writing.

    Recent performances and projects have included collaborations with Will Holder, Rian Treanor, Seymour Wright, RP Boo, Nathaniel Mackey, Ute Kanngiesser, Evie Ward, Billy Steiger, Micheal Spears and Keira Greene. Recent releases include Ductus, Palina’Tufa and 31.12.19 He was a co-editor’s of Cesura//Acceso and one of the Sound and Music “Embedded” resident artists at Cafe OTO 2016.

  • Romy Danielewicz

    "We can still see the horizon (and it’s curved)”

    Romy Danielewicz is an artist and producer with a background in performance. Their primary area of interest is writing in and around contested forms of sociality. Romy’s work often relies on collaboration as a support structure, both in terms of authorship and execution of the work. Using the workshop form as testing ground, their practice moves to both unpick and divest from the convoluted power relations we have been socialised into under late capitalism. In 2021, they are working on a debut novel on the subject of lovesickness, bad influence and queer erasure.

  • Will Holder

    "We can still see the horizon (and it’s curved)”

    Typographer Will Holder is the editor and publisher of F.R.DAVID, a journal concerned with reading and writing. He mediates and reproduces polyphonies of voices as design: bringing meaning and public access to things. His work has taken the form of oral and printed publications; and is informed by an ongoing study of song and music-making as a co-authored process, and production model for other disciplines. Holder sees conversation as means and model for production; and the role that memory plays between the printed page and the body as live, oral publication. As a self-driven study of graphic notation and collective reading processes, he has, with musician Alex Waterman initiated a series of publications, since 2012: Agapé (Miguel Abreu Gallery), Between Thought and Sound (The Kitchen, NY), The Tiger’s Mind (Sternberg), Yes, But Is It Edible?, The music of Robert Ashley for two or more voices (New Documents) and In Memoriam Mary Cecil… (Ociciwan and uh books).