what if the ink runs,
what if the ink runs, or the dog eats it
Rosalind Hayes and invited contributors
To be found across Plymouth at Weekender sites
what if the ink runs, or the dog eats it is a little unsure of itself. In that intense 72-hour Weekender period, do words of record and digest actually need to be printed, before even the free-wine stain has faded from your lips? Or are immediate written responses superfluous, best kept for after the fact?
As a city of artists, Plymouth isn’t written about enough. Art-dedicated content for national publications is always great but a sparse resource, seemingly contingent upon the arrival of the 12:27 from London Paddington. So why wait? Always and unashamedly (maybe a little ashamedly) in an unpolished first draft, what if the ink runs… will be an exercise in getting caught up in the excitement and not letting the dust settle, in responding not eulogising; and it will get things wrong. But from all that wrongdoing – distributed as a daily newsletter – what if the ink runs… hopes to be an extra starting point for future critically-engaged writing about Plymouth’s artists.
It is also a reflexive project asking whether words matter as much as the art. If an art paper gets printed and the dog eats it, does anyone care?
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