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Saturday 16 May 2020
Institute of Contemporary Arts
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Musician Paul Purgas’s documentary discovers a little-known chapter of Indian music history. Found on reel-to-reel tapes stored at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Purgas explores a mysterious set of electronic compositions dated 1969 – 1973.
Rosalie Doubal

Thanks to artist Christopher Füllemann for pointing me to this article by educator, disability justice activist and writer Mia Mingus. In it, Mingus articulates the different ways in which the elusive feeling of access intimacy can exist.
Sara Sassanelli

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Today I want to share this beautiful, unmissable letter written by ICA Independent Film Council member and triple Oscar-winning film editor/director Walter Murch. The letter discusses how the agency of film depends on being watched in the darkness of a cinema, in the presence of strangers and through the mysticism of collective consciousness.
Nico Marzano

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Watch some of the pioneering filmmaker Leslie Thornton’s excerpts and films in this rolling online program of Kunstverein Nürnberg, where her solo exhibition Ground is currently installed. They accompany an illuminating interview with Milan Ther about her recent CERN residency in Switzerland.
Steven Cairns

In this Instagram Live series, avant-garde RnB artist GLOR1A explores the future of creativity with artists from around the world. The next episode is on 17 May at 8pm and features dance artist Sakeema The Crook, who joins GLOR1A for a dystopian performance of love and lust, as they untangle these feelings while in isolation.
Nydia A. Swaby

There was always something reassuring in seeing Jonas sitting in the corner of Lucien on New York’s Lower East Side. For me he was NYC. I am happy for him that he escaped to somewhere else and doesn’t have to live through this pandemic. Here Jonas portrays his close friend, fellow New Yorker and long time supporter of Jonas’s Anthology Film Archives, Martin Scorsese, at work directing The Departed.
Stefan Kalmár

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Still from Jonas Mekas’s Notes on an American Film Director at Work: Martin Scorsese (2005)