Yousuke Yukimatsu’s ‘Zone Unknown’ was a highlight for me at Berlin Atonal 2019 and I recently revisited his Berlin Community Radio special from 2018. He traverses and drifts through techno, bass and club sounds, always experimenting with unexpected atmospheres.
In this first episode of Iniva Arts’ new podcast, curatorial trainee and host Chloe Austin chats with doctoral researcher Cheraine Donalea Scott about grime, politics, and the policing of music. Highlighting the emergence of grime as an African diasporic expression. Scott explains how grime culture is informed by and responds to issues of race, class and national identity in Brexit Britain.
I can’t imagine a more perfect host than artist/performer Sophie Jung, who comperes this TV variety show alongside her sidekick Monkey Cat, artists Carl Gent and Jesse Darling, dancer Dana Michel, and others. TRANSMISSIONS was established by Tai Shani, Hana Noorali and Anne Duffau, and is supported by multiple arts organisations who collectivised their efforts in response to the current vacuum of paid work for artists. It streams live tonight at 9pm BST with a replay at 9am BST on 1 May.
Ariella Aïsha Azoulay is a Palestinian curator, filmmaker and academic who teaches political thought and visual culture at Brown University. Ariella’s recent book Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism looks at the imperial origins of our democracies by analysing the technologies that have been developed to support and maintain them. At this conference, she addresses some of these points.
This short article from our friends at The Guardian includes a lot of useful links to make it clear that the racist narratives emerging now are only employed to divert attention from the real culprit. 70% of all human diseases are caused by direct conflict with animals. In this context, it is quite telling that yesterday the American President ordered meat processing plants to resume production.
FVU has launched a new commissioning initiative for online moving image works by UK-based artists called Beyond, with applications accepted until 18 May. More details on their website, where you can also watch Lawrence Lek’s Geomancer
(2017) via their online player
Track of the Day
Here’s to you, Nicola and Bart
Rest forever here in our hearts
The last and final moment is yours
That agony is your triumph