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Darren Almond at the White Cube, Bermondsey

Total Engagement: Darren Almond: To Leave a Light Impression at the White Cube, Bermondsey

US philosopher Arnold Berleant spoke of the boundlessness of nature, our "sensory immersion in the natural world". Ellen Stone has similar thoughts about To Leave a Light Impression, photographer and sculptor Darren Almond's latest exhibition at the White Cube, Bermondsey, Read more →

Novel: Clay by Melissa Harrison

What are the borders between the urban and the rural? Between consumerism and conservationism? Between innocence and experience? These are some of the questions concerning Melissa Harrison’s debut novel Clay. In it, a disparate trio are both brought together and separated by their sense of isolation from, and curiosity about, the natural world.

We begin with a prologue, a two-page paean to ‘The little wedge-shaped city park [that] was as unremarkable as a thousand other across the country… despite the changing seasons many of the people who people who lived near it barely even knew it was there’.

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