Xenography is the study of the new and strange. This is what occurred in the Fine Art Critique Room on floor 5 of the Stow building on the 29th of July in a closed workshop between Dr. George Mahashe (University of Capetown), Michelle Hannah (Glasgow School of Art), and David Bennett (University of Glasgow). My aim was to spur dialogue between the participants in a way that would combine methodologies and practices from both disciplines. Further, the ideas and practices that took place in the workshop could then be accessed and activated non-linearly by those in possession of the book. Perhaps the workshop becomes a chain reaction itself. Leading to what?
Who knows? I just hope those reading this are possessed by the same curiosity and openness. After all, people are soft.
Why shouldn’t art and science be soft, too?