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Monday 9 November 2020
Institute of Contemporary Arts
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Radio AvA
Radio AvA is both a DIY community radio and a space for sex workers and their allies to reflect, critique, improve safety and celebrate. This link to their Episodes page lists their most recent shows.

Anthems
Written and voiced by author and presenter Afua Hirsch, UK Black Pride founder Lady Phyll, Afrobeat dancer Princess K, Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo, and others, this podcast offers an eclectic collection of poems, stories and speeches that contemplate what it means to be a human.

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SPACE Artist Awards
SPACE’s latest open call offers a range of opportunities for artists based in the same borough as its London and Colchester studios: £5,000 grants and 12-month studio residencies with mentoring from John Akomfrah and others. Apply before the 1 December deadline with a short statement, CV and images or PDF of your work (follow the link for full application criteria).

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Judith Butler: Is the show finally over for Donald Trump?
Here Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley, tries to make sense of why 70 million US-Americans voted in support of what was essentially a totalitarian takeover attempt (the second highest number of votes for any US candidate ever). Butler cites one reason as being the ‘excited fantasy’ – that somehow by voting Trump shame could be overcome.

Richard Brody: Sixty-two Films That Shaped the Art of Documentary Filmmaking
This is a thoughtful, historically accurate sketch of the multiple trajectories of nonfiction filmmaking over the last 100 years. It also foregrounds the contemporary intersection between film and performative practices which, in my view, makes this particular cinematic form one of the most pulsating and visually mesmerising languages of our times.

Track of the Day

Yves Tumor: A Greater Love (2020)

Summer, winter, the fall
Has changed, yeah
Don’t you ever feel
Like the weather has changed?
Yeah, changed

Don’t you ever, ever
Bring change, bring change?
I said, don’t you ever feel
Like the weather has changed?
Yeah, changed