Geographical Depression

Malcy Duff

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About the edition

Artist, musician and cartoonist Malcy Duff took part in our DCA Thomson exhibition, in which he took inspiration from Oor Wullie and The Broons and produced a brand new comic, The Pineapple, for the exhibition. Inspired by Wullie’s famous bucket he created a sculptural installation and reading area in which the bucket was translated into a white-painted wooden cube with the words ‘plastic bucket’ hand-drawn on each side, upon which visitors were encouraged to sit and read.

He recalled “when I was a boy, I asked my mum to buy me a bucket to sit on”, adding “it is always worth remembering: you can still travel, even if you stay sitting in a small room on a plastic bucket.”

Continuing to draw on conceptual content from The Pineapple comic, the artist created this screenprint in which he describes:
“The boy aged 38 sits on a plastic bucket, looking around his room. This print can be read as pages 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 of The Pineapple comic book, or as the tennis ball that leaves the clay court, only to find itself gloved in a metal fence, spray tanned and alone.”
Malcy Duff

Year 2017
Edition of 30
Media One colour screenprint on Fabriano Rosaspina Bianco 285gsm
Dimensions 42 x 29.5cm
Signature Signed, numbered and dated by artist on recto

About Malcy Duff

Based in Edinburgh, Duff also performs readings from his comic books and creates live comix. He is co-founder of noise improvisation duo Usurper, with whom he has toured Britain, Europe and America, alongside creating the artwork for the duo’s posters and album sleeves. Over the last 20 years, his often self-published comics have won him a cult following. Duff’s work was recently on show at the OTO Project Space, London and has appeared in Art Review and The Wire magazines.