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Saturday 23 May 2020
Institute of Contemporary Arts
June 2023


Up the beanstalk: The Faggots and their Friends, Pt. 2 on NTS, produced by Dom Ridler with sound design by Alex Capps, features readings by Sophia Al-Maria, Rubie Green, Naeem Davies and Lafawndah of the 1970s cult queer text The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions. The readings are punctuated with tracks by artists including Dean Blunt, Triad God and Mariah Carey 🖤.
Sara Sassanelli

I’ve really enjoyed exploring this new collection of natural sounds, oral histories, poetry and music, which has somewhat quelled my longing for the seaside. If you also find comfort in the sound of water or ocean waves, I highly recommend Underwater recording from Cromer Pier and Gentle waves washing over a buried hydrophone.
Nydia A. Swaby


In this interview with Queer Direct, Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings talk about their work and current exhibition In My Room at Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea. Explore other artist interviews in Queer Direct’s online catalogue of conversations.
Steven Cairns

Lisbon’s Biennial of Contemporary Arts invites new Fluxus-inspired scores from choreographers every week, amassing a collection of playful instructions for at-home audiences. Read or perform works by Meg Stuart, Cecilia Bengolea, Alexandra Pirici and Marinella Senatore.
Rosalie Doubal

Gay Left was a collective journal produced from 1975 – 1980. It examined the links between the struggle against sexual oppression and the struggle for socialism. PDFs of all ten issues can be downloaded here.
Stefan Kalmár


Maurice Pialat is one of the most misunderstood modern film directors. A near-contemporary of the French New Wave, his first film Naked Childhood (1968) was co-produced by François Truffaut. In 1996, the French director Arnaud Desplechin claimed that it was not Godard whose influence has been the strongest and most constant on young French cinema, but Pialat. The House in the Woods is a striking TV commission that he completed in 1971.
Nico Marzano

Track of the Day

Same as it ever was
Same as it ever was
Same as it ever was
Same as it ever was
Same as it ever was
Same as it ever was
Same as it ever was
Same as it ever was

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Nydia A. Swaby, West Pier, Brighton and Hove (2015)