Jacqueline Donachie / Deep in the Heart of Your Brain / Publication
Published by Glasgow Museums
208 pages, 23.3 x 2 x 16.5 cm, Full colour, bound, English, Paperback, 2016
This publication accompanied Jacqueline Donachies’s solo exhibition of the same name at the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow in 2016. The publication centres around Hazel, a key work from that show - a compelling film connecting the experiences of sisters where one sibling has inherited the gene for myotonic dystrophy and one has not, to a wider discussion around relationships, age and appearance. The book contains full transcripts of Donachie's frank interviews with sisters, as well as a new, commissioned work of fiction by award-winning author Nicola White, and an essay by journalist and lecturer Moira Jeffrey looking at life stories, epiphany and sisters. This publication is an excellent resource for scientists, artists, families living with myotonic dystrophy, and museums looking at the social and emotional complexities around disability, care, relationships and ageing.