Glasgow International 2020

Katherine MacBride

Katherine MacBride (b. 1982, Glasgow, Scotland) lives and works between Maastricht, NL and Scotland. MacBride researches processes, materials and textures of relations. Aspects of her interest in this include: the mediation of intimacies through technologies; embodied close listening practices; non-linguistic forms of knowledge, expression and relation such as affect and touch; and the consideration of art beyond representation as a means of encountering other bodies. She uses a range of collaborative and individual artistic methods which encompass critical, affirmative and speculative-propositional modes.

Recent events and exhibitions include: undoing listening, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK (2017); Maud, Margaret Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL (2017); het gift, Doublet V, Rotterdam, NL (2017); I move you move we move each other, and sometimes it is joyful and sometimes it is painful and never is it equal and never is it simple, CCA, Glasgow, UK (2017); Assemble Relatives, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, NL (2016).

Anneke Kampman and Katherine MacBride

A public library of and for listening


An informal listening and recording space where a range of experiences and encounters can take place, the library houses artworks from invited guests, a well as other materials from various times and places that together create a bank of different forms of knowledge around listening.

With contributions from Amelia Bywater and Rebecca Wilcox, Ash Reid and Liene Rozite, Claudia Firth and Lucia Farinati, Eothen Stearn, Lila Matsumoto, madewithmaud, Marie Thompson, Mark Briggs, Rachel Aggs, Calum Stirling and Rob Kennedy, Rob Kennedy and Jess Worrall, and others.

Visitors are welcome to come by for a chat with the artists and to interact with these works at any time. The space will be activated further by a programme of events for listeners of all ages.

See the website for updates and more:

With thanks to the Hope Scott Trust, Van Eyck Academie, the Mitchell Library, and all who are lending equipment.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Thu, 12 noon-8pm
Fri & Sat, 12 noon-5pm

Accessible – please note that wheelchair access is via Granville Street entrance.

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