Attention is an anthology of writing developed from an MA Writing workshop on scale, duration, and endurance delivered by Brian Dillon.
In his words the task was “to consider the forms of ‘attention’ or concentration that inform critical (and other kinds of) writing – these may include the duration of looking at or experiencing a work of art, place, object, or state; the spatial delimiting of your topic (a place, a room, a detail); the organisation of material by hierarchy or stratification or narrative movement. Among the narrative clichés often levelled at critics is one that says they have not paid enough “attention” to the work at hand… What is, or could be, the duration, extent, and degree of proper attention?”
With this in mind, fifteen students from the class collected their responses and self-organised a publication, accompanied by a launch event at the Morocco Bound book shop in Bermondsey.
Photos by Ludovica Colacino.