STILL LIFE

2018


STILL LIFE is an online and printed zine about relationships and configurations in which one person is still while others are not. Or where one person is passive and others are active. It’s about how we put ourselves in other people’s hands. Or how we are put in other people’s hands. It’s about care and power and vulnerability and agency. And other things not so clearly named. It’s about the different kinds of knowledge that people have about their own and other people’s bodies. And the kind of philosophical and political understandings woven into that knowledge.

stilllifemag.org

“Consistently impressed and intrigued by this excellent zine: not just some incredibly acute thinking about what performance can do, but also what, as a format, a zine can aspire to do. Highly recommended.”
Chris Goode
Theatremaker

“It seems to me that Hamish MacPherson succeeds in a deeper exploring of a (caring) practice than I have experienced from care ethics until now. He unravels and disentwines that particular situation to a new essence. He does that without the theoretical concepts about needing care and giving care, organization, power, politics, and even ethics. What happens when we focus solely on the physical interaction in a caring practice?”
Aletta Oosten
zorgethiek.nu careethics blog


“Very well done, very well presented. A beautiful zine”
Five O’Clock Zines

“A small gem of a magazine”
Maartje Nevejan
Filmmaker

“Enlightening, funny, odd and just brilliant to have around”
Robbie Synge
Choreographer

“Deep, soulful, complex, light, fun”
Anne-Gaëlle Thiriot
Dance artist

“Brilliantly broad and incisive”
Paul Hughes
Artist, dramaturg & writer

“Best interview I've done about lift and carry, my philosophy regarding it along with my 'unique' sense of humour”
Killpussy
Dominatrix


Available from Arnolfini (Bristol); Centre for Contemporary Art (Derry~Londonderry); Chisenhale Dance Space, Housmans Bookshop, Tate Modern, Unbound, Whitechapel Gallery (London); Goodpress (Glasgow), Rile* (Brussels).