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Sunday 31 May 2020
Institute of Contemporary Arts
July 2022


In this online exhibition, artist and writer Grada Kilomba restages three Greek myths – Narcissus, Oedipus and Antigone – to explore memory, trauma and the post-colonial condition. Combining storytelling, performance, video, photography and installation, Kilomba’s work is a powerful reminder of the ways in which the present is haunted by the violence of the past. It is available to view until 18 June.


I have been listening to mishti’s work a lot recently, and want to share this great Ojerime edit. I also want to share his recent collaboration with NYC based producer thammudu. Their EP Matters of Ascension, released by TT, is a Marxian ghostly reflection on material reality.


In this filmic memoir, the late Chantal Ackerman attends to the subject of her mother with unswerving focus. Looking after her parent in the final stages of her life, Ackerman’s work is full of impatience, frustration and love – complex emotions felt when familial caring roles are switched.


Jamie Crewe’s talk on LUX Scotland’s website and IGTV is an artwork in itself. Talking about their practice, including the recent Margaret Tait Award commission Ashley, we hear about the personal and the pragmatic aspects of their work.

Second Run – and its founder Mehelli Modi – are an inspiring and essential presence within the international film landscape. Dedicated to releasing both award-winning classics and underrepresented contemporary films, they specialise in sharing lost gems of World Cinema. Their catalogue includes works from some of cinema’s most admired and adventurous filmmakers including Věra Chytilová, Pedro Costa, Andrzej Żuławski, Ildikó Enyedi, Kim Longinotto and Cannes Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Second Run launches a new VOD service on 1 June.


This brilliant exhibition makes clear why it is so important to revisit Arendt’s work in and for the 21st Century: totalitarianism, anti-Semitism, refugees, the Eichmann trial, racial segregation in the U.S., and feminism. Arendt approached all of this not without controversy – indeed she seemed to thrive on it.
Stefan Kalmár

Track of the Day

Ich wurde so geboren
Ich werde so bleiben bis ich sterb’
Ich wurde so geboren
Antifaschist für immer, für immer
Ich wurde so geboren
Ich werde so bleiben bis ich sterb’
Ich wurde so geboren
Radikal, radikal, radi-radikal

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Hannah Arendt, c. 1963. Jewish Chronicle Archive / Heritage-Images