Based in Brooklyn, New York artist and theorist Ian Alan Paul elaborates in 10 very sharp points what we can learn from this pandemic.
1. A pandemic isn’t a collection of viruses, but is a social relation among people, mediated by viruses.
The Human Surge (El Auge del Humano)
by Eduardo ‘Teddy’ Williams is one of the most subversive and formally innovative debuts in contemporary cinema in the last decade. The ICA presented Williams’ first feature
and a selection of his shorts
This 1990 documentary explores the diasporic relationship between the Gullah people of the Sea Islands, a chain of tidal and barrier islands on the Atlantic coast of the South eastern United States, and the people of West Africa, particularly those of Sierra Leone.
See the world passing by on EarthCamTV – watch the world’s quiet streets during the lockdown.
Robin D. G. Kelley’s work has been transformative for me. This lecture rigorously reframes the possibilities of porous solidarity while questioning what is meant by community and how it is often instrumentalised. In the context of Afro-pessimism, this lecture imagines ‘the Internationale’, the great song of international solidarity transcending the nation, as a blues.
Artist Patrick Staff’s adults-only soundscape was originally made for a walk on Edinburgh’s Carlton Hill – a perfect accompaniment for an outdoor visualisation. Expect sex, botany and clarinet.
Track of the Day
Video directed by Leilah Weinraub, concept by Ryan Trecartin