Eve Stainton’s newly commissioned film With [the ghosts]
is a series of digital collage sci-fi choreographies produced during lockdown. Streamed as part of Block Universe’s Sessions
programme, the film is a moving meditation on queer intimacy, grief, heartbreak and acceptance. It contains explicit content, starts at 6pm BST tonight, and will be made available to watch afterwards.
This one-minute video by Clunie Reid, published by Book Works on Vimeo, is a lament to England. A winking emoji loops and glitches to a despairing verse on our current times. You can also view other videos in the same series by artists including Stewart Home and Isabel Waidner.
The excellent YouTube channel Solidarity Cinema aims to account for struggles and solidarity across different times, concerns and genres. A handful of Third Cinema classics can be found alongside other lesser known works.
This London-based writer and academic has been researching intercultural care and the experiences of dying migrants for over 20 years. Her short poetic essay explores the often overlooked realities of ageing migrants living ‘at the edges of their lives’. This is paired with photographs by Sonal Kantaria and Sangita Mistry, taken at the Leicester care home Diwali Nivas.
The virtual project space Skelf
is inviting submissions from artists who have found new ways and means of producing work because, or in spite of, the lockdown. Works can take any form, but must be able to be distributed online. The deadline for submissions is 31 May.
Nydia A. Swaby
nGbK Berlin is currently presenting an affectionate portrait of an epoch through the lens of the West Berlin publishing house Merve
and its role in Berlin of the 1980s at the intersection of art and theory. This was a place from which to think together and work outwards – a good reminder that not all relationships are ‘networks’.
Track of the Day
Ain’t got no mother, ain’t got no culture
Ain’t got no friends, ain’t got no schoolin’
Ain’t got no love, ain’t got no name
Ain’t got no ticket, ain’t got no token
Ain’t got no god
Hey, what have I got?
Why am I alive, anyway?
Yeah, what have I got
Nobody can take away?