Dr Ruth Deller explores why reality TV obsessed with the super-rich

‘It’s satisfying to learn the wealthy have problems’: why is reality TV obsessed with the super-rich? Reader in Media and Communication and the author of Reality Television: The TV Phenomenon That Changed the World, Dr Ruth Deller spoke to The Guardian about why reality TV often focuses on the super-rich. “Punching up rather than down is perhaps less problematic, especially […]

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‘Paysages sous tensions’ – TC McCormack ‘Most Objects Go Unseen’ in group exhibition at Espace d’art La Brava in Thônes

Exhibition poster for Paysages sous tensions - Group exhibition featuring work by TC McCormack at Espace d'art La Brava Thônes

Paysages Sous Tensions Espace d’art La Brava, Thônes, France Saturday 03 April 2021 – Saturday 29 May 2021 L’exposition s’empare des questions soulevées par les relations qu’entretiennent espaces naturels et activités humaines. Les artistes présentés envisagent le paysage comme sujet de réflexion poétique, esthétique et politique : en posant un regard à la fois fasciné, réflexif, attentif et critique, ils […]

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‘Dear Aliens, We are Ready’ – Professor David Cotterrell’s ‘Mazar, Texas’ exhibited at Galeria de la Ciudad, Mexico

Composite image of 'Dear Aliens, We are Ready' - Exhibition at Galeria de la Ciudad, Mexico

Dear Aliens, We Are Ready – 09 April 2021 – 20 June 2021 Professor David Cotterrell‘s work, Mazar, Texas will be shown at the Galeria de la Ciudad, Tecate, Mexico. The exhibition, Dear Aliens, We Are Ready, curated by PASTOR PROJECTS, includes new and existing works by the artists: MARIEL MIRANDA (MX), DAVID COTTERRELL (UK), IRMA SOFÍA POETER (MX), GRO SARAUW (DK), ALEJANDRO ZACARIAS (MX), RYAN GANDER (UK), MÓNICA ARREOLA (MX). To coincide with the exhibition, […]

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‘ASUNDER’ – Upcoming workshop with Esther Johnson and screenings of Asunder this weekend

Image with details of TPD screening of Asunder, by Esther Johnson

Professor Esther Johnson‘s feature film ASUNDER has screenings this weekend along with an upcoming workshop. Screenings of ASUNDER On Sunday 28 March ASUNDER will screen in Hanoi, Vietnam, followed by a live video linkup Q&A with Esther discussing the making of ASUNDER and her new film DUST & METAL working with the Vietnam Film Institute. Find out more on Facebook. From […]

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Virginia Heath’s ‘From Scotland With Love’ featured at OnFife Spring Festival

Virginia Heath’s ‘From Scotland With Love’ had a special online screening at the OnFife Spring Festival on Sunday 21st March. Heath’s ‘From Scotland With Love’, made entirely from Scottish archive footage, also fittingly features the Fife-based musician, King Creoscote. A short introduction to the screening about the film and filmmaking in Fife was later followed by an exclusive Q&A with […]

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UFOs: Dr David Clarke featured on Talk Radio and in the Mirror

Dr David Clarke, who teaches media law, regulation and ethics at the University and who has been a consultant for the National Archives UFO project, has had his comments featured on Talk Radio. These comments were used in a discussion about school children in 1977 who drew images of UFO’s they thought they saw. These images would then go on to […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s feature film Asunder available on YourScreen throughout March & April

After the 2020 plans for a national tour of Professor Esther Johnson’s feature film Asunder were put on hold due to the pandemic, the film team turned their attention to supporting online screenings of this award-winning archive documentary. Now, thanks to a new collaboration with YourScreen, the film is now set to reach a much wider audience throughout March and April 2021. Developed in response […]

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