28/29 September: Exhibition Biblioclasm by Edwin Pickstone

General News – Monday, September 18th, 2017

Biblioclasm is a large-scale site-specifc print installation by Glasgow-based typographer Edwin Pickstone. Immersing the main hall of the Swiss Church in thousands of prints, it highlights the contribution that print has, and has had, on movements of social, theological, and political concern.

The installation takes as its source the Elizabethan tragedy Doctor Faustus, penned by Christopher Marlowe at the end of the 16th century. First performed between 1588 and 1593, the play describes the exploits of, Dr J. Faust, a fabled scholar who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life. In Marlowe’s drama he makes a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures.

About Edwin Pickstone

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Opening hours:

Thursday 21 September, 6.30–9pm

Friday 22 September 12–6pm

Thursday 28 September 6–9pm

Friday 29 September 12–6pm


Read the press release for the arts programme 2017/18 here.