Monday, 10 December 2012
Of the themes suggested for the project the ones which appealled the most were that of GoMA and the Telephone exchange - the second making me think of speech, dialect and the Glasgow Patter. This resulted in some initial ideas for ' Your Patter's like Water'; The course of the River Clyde and tributaries are plotted by phrases and words peculiar to the City that might refer literally to eating and drinking or as a form of rhyming slang or patter.
The current building was previously Borders' bookshop. Having traded on the site for almost 20 years, the bookshop was synonymous with the building and much-loved by locals. Recognising the obvious relation to dialect, patter and writing I pursued this as a new theme. I collected together some Glasgow-associated novelists, poets, playwrights and seminal books; particularly looking for those with interesting titles and book-jackets ( and would also tie in with the green, grey, maroon and yellow palette).
Round 1 ideas