Glasgow International 2020

Frank Polatch

Frank Polatch (b. 1993 in London, England) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.

Polatch’s essays and fiction-writing are both largely concerned with landscape and language’s creation of a sense of place, memory, and belonging. He is also interested in the role the monologue has played in fiction-writing since the innovations of 19 th century European novelists, and its importance to writers of the present day. Recent essays include an analysis of found-fictions in the short stories and translations of American writer Lydia Davis and an exploration of nationalism in recent English-language pseudo-historical novels.

Bryony Rose, Frank Polatch, George Ridgway, Jessie Whiteley, Lewis Prosser, Lilian Ptáček, Lizzie Watts, and Megan Jones

Say What I Am Called


Say What I Am Called takes inspiration from the riddling culture of the Middle Ages to re-engage our delight in paradox, inversion and the unexpected.

At a time when boundaries are either being created or reinforced it seems more relevant than ever to parody and subvert systems of control. Come and navigate an interactive sculpture garden dominated by large obstacles and carefully crafted moments of intimacy: oil paintings encased within aluminium structures; screen-printed banners adorning the walls, ceramic mementos amidst the debris and digital avatars will guide you on your journey.

Supported by WAVEparticle as part of the award-winning Laurieston Art Strategy: Open Spaces, by Glasgow City Council through the Visual Artist & Craft Makers Award and The Eaton Fund.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon & Tue, 12 noon – 6pm
Wed & Thu, 4pm – 7pm
Fri – Sun, 12 noon – 6pm

Partially accessible

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