Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

Attack of the Knitted Tentacles!

Madeleine Shepherd and Carmen Moran combine their talents in this year’s exhibition at Transreal Fiction. It opens on the 1st August 2010 and runs for a month until the end of the Festival.

Lovecraftian interventions between the bookshelves at Transreal. Knitted tentacles threaten reality from the realm beyond. The Hep Herd graze placidly in the windows; nameless creeping terrors stalk them with ghoulish intent. Can the monsters from Carmenland save them from these eldritch horrors? Marvel at the brave lace-winged dragon’s mastery of the upper reaches. Gasp at the enormity of the alien emanations, shaped by weird geometries from outside space and time. Carmen Moran and Madeleine Shepherd have joined forces to create site-specific textile tableaux, photography and other installations inspired by Lovecraft and their love of craft.

Fringe entry on page 166 of the programme.


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