Tag: running dog

September

By Naomi Riddle — 27 September, 2019

‘The story of the earth—the story of its ‘symphonic synergies’ in which its parts renew each other, in which everything conspires with everything else to bring forth new life (where even death is converted back into life)—is itself on the edge of unravelling.’ Delia Falconer, ‘The Opposite of Glamour’, Sydney Review of Books, (2017) ‘Although the goal—the…

August

By Naomi Riddle — 30 August, 2019

‘She thinks of language partly as a system, partly as a living thing over which one has control, but mostly as agency—as an act with consequences.’ Toni Morrison, Nobel Lecture, (7 December, 1993)   Last week Diversity Arts Australia released Shifting the Balance, a report detailing the cultural diversity in leadership roles across Australia’s arts,…

Survival of the Critic

Running Dog at Verge

By Naomi Riddle — 2 April, 2019

This is an audio recording of Survival of the Critic, the first of four public events in partnership with Verge Gallery.  Featuring Lauren Carroll Harris and Neha Kale in conversation with Running Dog‘s founding editor, Naomi Riddle, Survival of the Critic tackled the thorny issues surrounding arts criticism in 2019.   Further event details can…

January

By Naomi Riddle — 29 January, 2019

‘Imaginative work…is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.’ Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own (1929) ‘Finitude is the precondition of and not the foil to power.’ Vitalist International, ‘Life Finds a Way’, Commune Magazine (2018)   In November 2018, the editors of…

April

By Naomi Riddle — 27 April, 2018

Whenever I give my editorial spiel about Running Dog to those involved in the arts community, the subsequent conversation tends to centre on the question of the ‘negative review’. Although these conversations are specific, each with their own terms of reference, the direction they take can be divided into two categories: those advocating that there…

March

By Naomi Riddle — 28 March, 2018

‘We cultivate insomnia, a kind of vigilance against the violence of the world that is always on digital display…We live in 24-7 time, a cosmos where the distinction between night and day shrinks, where age-old circadian rhythms have given way to a block of undifferentiated moments.’ Anna Della Subin, Not Dead But Sleeping (2017), p….

February

By Naomi Riddle — 21 February, 2018

“Running Dog magazine.’  ‘Running Dog,’ he said. ‘Yes.’ ‘You people still in business?’ ‘Barely.’  ‘Capitalist lackeys and running dogs.’  ‘Someone remembers,’ she said.’ Don DeLillo, Running Dog (1978), p. 30  ‘There is no superiority in making things or in re-making things.’ Anne Boyer, Garments Against Women (2015), p. 20    In its first five months of publication Running…