Counterflows 2023

Rob Churm and Malcy Duff in conversation with Good Press


9 April 2023


Civic House, 26 Civic St, G4 9RH Venue Access


15:15 – 16:30

Free, but ticketed (please note that even if you have a festival pass you will need to book your ticket for this separately in advance)

Rob Churm and Malcy Duff – two artists at the heart of Scotland’s experimental music and comic/art scenes – meet to share and discuss their artistic practices, and the creative overlap between different art-forms.

The discussion will be hosted by Good Press, a workers cooperative dedicated to the promotion, distribution and production of independent or self published printed matter.

Glasgow based artist Rob Churm makes drawings, prints, comic strips and performances that explore new ways of seeing and describing the world. Churm’s practice takes in a variety of references from science and weird-fiction, post-human thought, and cult film, layering them to construct stories that echo the life he is living. Many of his comic strips and drawings elaborate on research into the workings of the brain, psychological phenomena and scientific experimentation – forming semi-fictionalised narratives about artists’ and practitioners’ obsessions and working processes.

Malcy Duff is a cartoonist and performer from Edinburgh, Scotland. His comix include ‘The Liminal Sneeze,’ ‘The Pineapple,’ ‘The Heroic Mosh of Mary’s Son,’ and ‘A 52 Second Silence for Topsy.’ His work has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including MAP, The Wire, Giant Tank Offline, Product, Art Review and The Comics Journal. He plays and records in the duo Usurper, and has been performing his ‘live comics’ since 2010.