Glasgow Sculpture Studios

When Glasgow Sculpture Studios was founded in 1988 it created a new and much needed Studio and Workshop facility for sculptors in Scotland. The founder members, including Tracy MacKenna, Sibylle yon Halem, Kate Thomson and Jacki Parry persuaded the Scottish Arts Council to put up 1.500 [pounds sterling] to cover set-up costs. Since then, funding has increased and membership to the Studios has grown to over a hundred, a large number of whom are women. The Studios not only offer space (full-time and part-time) and the…

Signifier of signification

The "signifier of signification," the "empty sign," seems performed at the unoriginal expense of the female body. Such a violent cropping may be linked with Sadean philosophies, popular among the Surrealists, which underscore the sexual potential of a given object and which often result in a "particular disturbance to the head," the locus of intellectual, rather than bodily logic. The male becomes the controller, the viewer, and the anonymous woman becomes merely the site of desire. On the other hand, though I do not wish to…