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Saturday 28 March 2020
Institute of Contemporary Arts
July 2022


Paul B. Preciado: The Loser’s Conspiracy
Simply illuminating – Preciado on COVID-19, society and love …
Nico Marzano

Lynne Tillman: On the Small Act of Leaving the House
American, novelist, short-story writer and cultural critic on how ‘everyone is an enemy in the virtual war.’ Later this year, Lynne will give the 2020 Ian White Lecture at the ICA.
Stefan Kalmár


Culture Art Society
Founded by writer and curator Awa Konaté, CAS is a research platform that intersects art theory, critical studies and archival practices to explore the cultural economy of archives, focusing on the ‘forgotten’ or ‘unknown’ of Africa and its wider diaspora. The project combines Konaté’s interests in literature, cinema and visual art and features live poetry on Wednesdays at 4pm.
Nydia Swaby


Quantum Natives & Genot Centre: Silent Night XVII
Listen to all 11 tracks from Quantum Natives & Genot Centre’s recent release Silent Night XVII, featuring Terribilis, recsund and others.
Steven Cairns

Slow Hand Clutches
Slow Hand Clutches is one of the most carefully curated monthly shows on NTS. It has my favourite experimental selection of ambient, jungle and drone, selected by DJ and producer Kast and invited guests. There’s over 30 hours to choose from.
Sara Sassanelli

Commonplace: M. NourbeSe Philip
Poet, novelist and anti-racist activist M. NourbeSe Philip is interviewed the day after receiving the 2020 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. Philip talks with urgency about the need for a radical hospitality in such times as these.
Rosalie Doubal

Track of the Day

Sonic Youth covering ‘Superstar’ by the Carpenters, 2004
Loneliness is such a sad affair
And I can hardly wait to be with you again
What to say to make you come again?
Come back to me again and play your sad guitar

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Graffiti in Hong Kong, which reads: ‘We can’t return to normal, because the normal that we had was precisely the problem.’