is a contemplative work chronicling the life of a woman who decides to lead an isolated existence on the outskirts of Buenos Aires with her loyal pack of stray dogs. A powerful film shot by an all-female crew and featuring Verónica Llinás’ memorable performance. The ICA presented Dog Lady
Six-reel rushes from an unfinished documentary aimed at highlighting ‘the contribution of black men and women to British society at a time when they were struggling for visibility on our screens’. My favorite scenes are of Adelaide Hall singing at London’s Nightingale Club and an unnamed man and woman performing what I imagine to be a traditional West African dance.
A piece by Dr Charlotte Cooper, a psychotherapist, sociologist and autoethnographer on her current observations of the effects of COVID-19.
A personal account of sickness, US artist Carolyn Lazard’s ground-breaking 2013 essay How to be a Person in the Age of Autoimmunity
created space in the art world for truthful discussions on health. Much of their work is available at carolynlazard.com
and here we share the artist’s 2019 essay on the pursuit of alternative modes of care.
This is Olia Lialina’s HTML net art classic My Boyfriend Came Back from the War (1996). Through the web browser, Lialina tells the interactive story of a woman’s reunion with her estranged boyfriend. Mysterious and haunting.
Track of the Day
‘When the rain is blowing in your face
And the whole world is on your case
I could offer a warm embrace
To make you feel my love…’