At the shore, everything touches

Tako Taal


About the publication

We are delighted to publish a new book as part of Glasgow-based artist Tako Taal’s solo exhibition at DCA this winter; both titled At the shore, everything touches.

The publication contains newly commissioned writing by Kandace Siobhan Walker, alongside full colour images of video stills, artefacts from Taal’s personal archive and photographs of the exhibition.

Date February 2022
Edition of 400
Design Valerie Norris
ISBN 978-1-8382711-1-4
Dimensions 13 x 21cm
Pages 52

About Tako Taal

Tako Taal was born in Wales and lives in Glasgow. She graduated in 2015 from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. She was a 2019 RAW Academy fellow at RAW Material Company, Dakar and Artist in Residence at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 2018-20.

In 2021 Taal was shortlisted for the 2021 Margaret Tait Award; her work was presented at NADA House, Governors Island, New York; and she was co-programmer of GIVE BIRTH TO ME TOMORROW, LUX Scotland’s artists’ moving image festival. Other exhibitions include: Glasgow Women’s Library, 2019; Grand Union, Birmingham, 2018; CCA Glasgow, 2017; Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, 2017; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 2019; New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, 2016.

About Kandace Siobhan Walker

Kandace Siobhan Walker is a writer and filmmaker from Wales and elsewhere. Her writing has appeared in bath magg, The Guardian and The Good Journal, among others.

Her most recent short film Last Days of the Girl’s Kingdom was produced in collaboration with the ICA and DAZED, and aired on Channel 4’s Random Acts. In 2021, she was the winner of The White Review Poet’s Prize and a recipient of an Eric Gregory award. She lives in London.