Where there is a woman, video, 4 mins, filmed by Talitha Kotze, edited by Ry McLeod

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Where there is a woman looks at gender relations in the context of the sea journey, the lyric, the meeting of ocean and land, and the identity of territory. The Gaelic proverb attributed to Columba translates as: ‘Where there is a cow there is a woman. Where there is a woman there is trouble’.

(Gaelic proverb attributed to St Columba video of women singing and reciting / plan of 2ndC  BC underground tunnel in Raasay / section of spiral form of Dante’s hell / 7thC Latin text of men on sea journey with monsters / 18thC Gaelic text of men on sea journey with monsters)

Johnny Rodger is Reader in Urban Literature at the Glasgow School of Art.