Noli Me Tangere

SALT. Noli Mi Tangere launch @ SLG, Mar 11

9 March 2016

SALT. is launching and celebrating its eighth issue, ‘Noli Me Tangere’ at London’s South London Gallery on March 11.

How can you touch something by not touching it? Freud’s aphorism, “touch is the first act of possession” hovers over the issue like a threat, says the event’s text.

‘Noli Me Tangere’ (‘Touch Me Not’ in Latin) aims to overthrow the privileging of the visual in favour of the sensorial: “It is an inherently feminist art practice to muddy the translation between the see-able and the say-able.”

There will be readings, performances and a live screening on the evening from Sarah Boulton, Bronte Dow, George Nesbitt and Holly White, and some of the contributors of the issue include Madeleine Stack, Rozsa Farkas, Samara Scott, Jennifer Boyd, Lauren Goddard, Marina Xenofontos, whose video is below, and Hannah Regel, Thea Smith, Jala Wahid – three of the editors of the London-based magazine.

See the South London Gallery event page for more details.**



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SALT. call for submissions

16 November 2015

SALT. is gearing up for its eighth issue, titled (and themed) ‘Noli Me Tangere’ or “touch me not”, with a call for submissions that is open until December 20.

The contemporary London-based feminist magazine, established by four Goldsmiths Fine Art students in 2012, has already published a series of mini manifestos—with themes like Anti-Work’, ‘Salirophilia’‘Pageantry’ and ‘Manifesto’—in what has become an ongoing research project.

Issue 8, ‘Noli Me Tangere’, is the Latin version of the original Greek expression ‘me mou aptou’ (translating to ‘do not cling to me’, ‘do not hold onto me’, ‘ do not approach me’) and are the words that jesus says to Mary Magdelene in John 20:17. The issue’s theme thus becomes that of touch and tactility, among other things.

See the SALT. FB page for details. **

SALT. editor Thea Smith reading at Manifesto issue launch.
SALT. editor Thea Smith reading at ‘Manifesto’ issue launch (2014) @ White Building, London.
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