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Read More is an ongoing Alchemy Film & Arts project designed to encourage additional engagement with its film exhibitions and other events. Available to read at relevant events and in the Alchemy Film & Arts office, Read More consists of books and other reading materials recommended by artists to complement their Alchemy-related events.

Natasha Ruwona’s contribution to Read More coincides with their project What is held between two waters, which explores and meditates on the River Teviot, Atlantic salmon and Hawick-raised Tom Jenkins (1797 – 1859), Britain’s first Black school teacher.

Natasha’s commission is part The Teviot, the Flag and the Rich, Rich Soil – a programme which explores the pasts, presents and futures of Hawick, researching and investigating the town and wider region’s cultural identities in relation to land, water, industry, territory, place and environment.

  • GOOLEY, Tristan (2017). How To Read Water: Clues & Patterns From Puddles To The Sea. London: Hodder & Stoughton.
  • GUMBS, Alexis Pauline (2018). M Archive: After The End of The World. London and Durham: Duke University Press.
  • MCKITTRICK, Katherine (2006). Demonic Grounds: Black Women and The Cartographies of Struggle. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.
  • NEIMANIS, Astrida (2019). Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
  • PHILIP, Marlene Nourbese, and Boateng, Setaey Adamu (2011). Zong! Middletown: Wesleyan University Press.
  • THOMSON, Amanda (2019). A Scots Dictionary of Nature. Glasgow: Saraband.
  • TINSLEY, Omise’eke Natasha (2018). Ezili’s Mirrors: Imagining Black Queer Genders. London and Durham: Duke University Press.