It's all about relationships and configurations in which one person is still while others are not.
It’s about how we put ourselves in other people’s hands. Or how we are put in other people’s hands. It’s about care and power and vulnerability and agency. And other things not so clearly named.
It’s about the different kinds of expertise that people have about their own and other people’s bodies. And the kind of philosophical and political understandings woven into that expertise.
You can buy Issue 1 for a special price of £4 and the first 10 orders will receive a free STILL LIFE fridge magnet and A2 poster. Yep.
It's A5-sized, 64 pages long and features five interviews and some nice pictures. For the interviews I spoke to Dr Cameron Hodge about this Synthetik family; to choreographers Simon Ellis and Colin Poole about their work A Separation; to Danny about this love of being human furniture; to artist Jodie Granger about her experience of Guillain-Barré Syndrome; and to performance maker Will Dickie about what happens in a massage.
If you'd like to know more you can go to the STILL LIFE website or find it on Instagram. I hope you can read it and that you find these people and their experiences as interesting as I do.
Antonio de la Fe and Paul Highes. Photo: Hamish MacPherson