Seized by the Left Hand – Tuesday Smillie

Dundee Contemporary Arts


About the publication

This soft cover book is part of a new trio of chapbooks published on the occasion of the exhibition Seized by the Left Hand at Dundee Contemporary Arts, which takes as its starting point some of the ideas contained within American writer Ursula K. Le Guin's 1969 novel The Left Hand of Darkness.

It would be impossible to undertake a project inspired by Le Guin without championing new forms of writing, poetry and storytelling and we are thrilled to be able to publish three chapbooks containing texts by CAConrad, Huw Lemmey and Tuesday Smillie and an introduction in each by Eoin Dara and Kim McAleese.

In this chapbook, Tuesday Smillie’s razor-sharp essay embarks on a close analytical reading of The Left Hand of Darkness from a contemporary transfeminist position.

Curated by Eoin Dara and Kim McAleese, Seized by the Left Hand seeks to champion artists, performers and writers who, much like Le Guin was, are engaged in the vital act of radical imagining: crafting alternative spaces and worlds that hint at ways in which we all might better live, love and care for one another.

Click the below links to find out more about the other chapbooks in this trio or to buy the full set of 3 for £12.

    Date December 2019
    Edition of 400
    Design Valerie Norris
    ISBN 978-1-9993223-5-9
    Dimensions 19.7 x 12.8cm (portrait)
    Pages 32pp