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TWP is the collaborative identity of Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente under which we write about art, exhibitions, video games and food. This podcast hosts audio versions of our weekly reviews and art thoughts, plus bonus episodes where we talk about life & art world hacks.

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TWP is the collaborative identity of Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente under which we write about art, exhibitions, video games and food. This podcast hosts audio versions of our weekly reviews and art thoughts, plus bonus episodes where we talk about life & art world hacks.

    Review: BLACKTRANSSEA

    Review: BLACKTRANSSEA

    This week's review is on BLACKTRANSSEA, the new game by Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley. It is currently on show at QUAD in Derby as part of Danielle's first solo exhibition. If you can't get to Derby, like me, then the game is available to play online at blacktranssea.com. This review is about writing to remember, colonisation, mother nature, games in exhibitions, and new endings for us all. 

    The written version is available here + as always, thank you to our Patreon gang for supporting The White Pube I love you

    Thanks for listening 

    • 14 min
    Review: Turner Prize 2021, Bumper Pack

    Review: Turner Prize 2021, Bumper Pack

    This week's text is a review of the 2021 Turner Prize! We've never reviewed the Turner Prize before, and i don't know why?!? it's such a Moment™️. But this year, there has been so much noise about all the nominees being collectives, and I went up to the Herbert on a press trip to go have a look round with the rest of the press pack - felt like i literally HAD to review it lmao. SO here it is, a long chunky extended cut: mini reviews of the work being presented, as well as a run down of the wider TP vibe. Also, a soft proposition for the Turner Prize to be more like the X Factor, that i'm only HALF joking about. 

    If you want to read the text version of this, please visit: thewhitepube.com/turnerprize2021

    i also mention a few other text, linked here: 

    BOSS's statement about being nominated

    Juliet Jacques' article for Frieze, about what this year’s Turner Prize tells us about the arts after a decade of austerity.

    Morgan Quaintance's eternally relevant essay, Teleology & the Turner Prize or: Utility, the New conservatism



    The only reason The White Pube can still exist is because some of our readers choose to support us each month on Patreon. If you wana, you can chip in a couple £s a month, if not no worries!!!!

    Happy weekend! & enjoy!!! :) 

    • 36 min
    Review: Kena: Bridge of Spirits

    Review: Kena: Bridge of Spirits

    This week’s review is Kena: Bridge of Spirits, the recently released game from Ember Lab about a young spirit guide who helps troubled spirits move on. It looks great, gameplay is solid, but the story just did not land. For people who want a big combat challenge, go for it. But for those who play games searching for magical, dramatic stories, I don’t know if this one quite works.

    Written version: thewhitepube.com/kena-bridge-of-spirits

    Thank you to our Patreon fam for supporting the weekly writing on The White Pube

    &&& thank you to Ember Lab for sending a copy of this game for review. And the stickers. Thank you for sending me stickers.

    • 15 min
    REVIEW: Manifesto, Ane Hjort Guttu

    REVIEW: Manifesto, Ane Hjort Guttu

    This week's text on The White Pube, is a review of a film! Manifesto, by Ane Hjort Guttu, which is aw a few weeks ago at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. This text is also a cheeky excuse to think a bit about art schools, and especially, my time at CSM (which is quite a while ago now bc i am literally geriatric).

    You can read the review here: thewhitepube.com/manifesto-anehjortguttu

    The only reason The White Pube can still exist is because some of our readers choose to support us each month on Patreon. If you wana, you can chip in a couple £s a month, if not no worries!!!! 

    ok that's all, love u have a great weekend n see u in 2 weeks xoxox

    • 20 min
    Review: No Longer Home

    Review: No Longer Home

    This week's review is No Longer Home, a small game about two people who have just finished an art degree and are now getting ready to pack up their flat and leave London. Now, I KNOW this premise is relatable for at least 50% of our audience, lmao, I see the google analytics and I know. But if it's not, this text is mostly just about remembering the weird things that happen in our lives, and trying to answer the question, 'what form should remembering take?' This game is available on Mac and PC currently but is about to be released on Switch and Xbox One in October. 

    The written version is here & as always, thank you to our Patreon gang for supporting these weekly texts! 

    • 11 min
    Writers Grant 013: Andy Grace Hayes

    Writers Grant 013: Andy Grace Hayes

    We’re entering the SECOND year of The White Pube Writers Grant if you can believe it. We are very pleased to announce that the 13th recipient is fellow art critic Andy Grace Hayes. Writing from Glasgow, his substack Another Gay Handout brings together exhibition reviews, book reviews, and essays on aesthetics and the climate. We haven’t been able to run around Scotland’s many different art scenes in a long, long time but reading Andy’s reviews felt like the light, piercing criticism and gossip that comes of visiting exhibitions with clever friends. We very much support that, and we’re subscribed to the mailing list so looking forward to reading more. We hope you enjoy it too!

    Bio: Andy Grace Hayes is a Scottish writer living in Glasgow. He writes exhibition reviews and records video essays that engage with local work, queer art, terrible art, and mass media. Hayes writes to be confrontational and to flirt. He aims to create an archive of gossip, institutional criticism, and off-the-cuff diatribes. 

    You can find links to Andy’s work on the Writers Grant page: both the two text reviews that he reads in this podcast ep (Carpeted Bathroom, an Exhibition Review of ‘Sex Club’ AND! A Dumpster Fire and ‘Dampbusters’) as well as 2 video essays: Pleasure Park and the Legacy of Tom of Finland, and The Aesthetics of Calm: Whitecubing in the White Cube. You can also find Andy on Twitter & Instagram.

    If you’re a working class writer, and would like to find out more info about our Writers Grant, pls visit the Writers Grant page on our webby for the FAQs and submission info! Thank you to Creative Debuts for funding the grant and allowing us to support working class writers in this way :)

    • 17 min

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