Thursday 7 March 2024

A reading event by Daisy Lafarge

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Thursday 7 March 2024, 18:00 - 19:30

Cooper Gallery
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design,
13 Perth Road,

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A reading event exploring infection, intimacy, species and metaphor by Daisy Lafarge based on her 2023 book Lovebug.


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Daisy Lafarge is a writer based in Glasgow. She is the author of the novel Paul (Granta 2021), which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice, and the poetry collection Life Without Air (Granta 2020), which was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Lovebug, a book on the poetics of infection, is published by Peninsula Press in 2023.

About the exhibition

The Scale of Things is a group exhibition of three moving image works that consider relations between humans and non-humans forming an exploration through history, intimacy and spirituality. Presenting the Scottish premiere of Grace Ndiritu’s Becoming Plant (2022), alongside Saodat Ismailova’s The Haunted (2017), and on its fiftieth anniversary, Margaret Tait’s Aerial (1974).

These works are brought together by a desire to unsettle how we imagine and see ourselves as part of nature. Understanding the recurring need for intimacy, to feel a connection that is commeasurable with our ability to impact and control, the exhibition approaches desire itself; the desire to plunge our bodies deep into the earth and transcend the bounded individualism of being ‘human.’

Co-curated by Sophia Yadong Hao (Cooper Gallery, DJCAD) and Professor Sarah Perks (Teesside University).

Read more on our exhibition page.


Cooper Gallery is located to the right side of the DJCAD buildings on Perth Road. The entrance is via double doors which face onto a car park.

The gallery is on two floors. Ground floor has ramped access. First floor is accessible by an internal lift and six steps with a handrail. Wheelchair access is via a stairclimber. Please email in advance if you require lift or stairclimber access.

First floor is also accessible via 24 steps. Two flights of 12 steps with handrails are separated by a landing.

Exhibition video is subtitled and captioned in English. Audio will be played aloud via speakers. Seating is provided and/or additional seating available, please ask an invigilator. 

For all enquiries please email: exhibitions@dundee.ac.uk


The ground floor has a wheelchair accessible toilet. The toilet is gender neutral.


Large print versions of the exhibition information handout are available, please ask our Guides. If you require alternative formats for material in exhibitions please email or ask our Guides.

This event is part of Dundee Women's Festival 2024. 

Funding support

The Scale of Things is supported by Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

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