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Sunday 17 May 2020
Institute of Contemporary Arts
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Featuring eleven emerging artists – among them Fiona Glen, who showed her audio work Ground Up as part of Current Transmissions (ICA × BBC × ACE) – this online exhibition explores the idea of looking forward by settling inside and returning to previous work. It is available to view until 24 May.
Nydia A. Swaby

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‘By what means are we ever to become re-attached to the world?’ UK Poet Denise Riley’s essay ‘Time Lived Without Its Flow’ is the best account I have read about the feelings of atemporality and suddenly arrested time that can accompany grief.
Rosalie Doubal

Brian Eno celebrated his birthday two days ago, so what better day than a Sunday to stay in bed read this affectionate article in the New York Times (not paywalled) and listen through nearly 50 years of Eno’s (ambient) back catalogue. If that’s not enough, you can listen to Brian in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist; maybe drop the intro and start 5 minutes in.
Stefan Kalmár

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As part of today’s Yard Online programme, choreographer and dancer marikiscrycrycry presents the new performance I’LL BE LUCINA – a workout and training session for our current conditions. Taking place from 8 – 9pm, you will be asked to close your blinds, turn out the lights and pack a backpack containing five books in order to participate. The sound design is by Joanna Pope + nineishuman, with costumes by Rose Eerie.
Sara Sassanelli

Hu Wei is one of the most interesting filmmakers to emerge from the contemporary Chinese film scene in recent times. Today I am sharing one of his short features, which profiles an itinerant photographer taking staged portraits of Tibetan nomads. Butter Lamp won at La Semaine de la Critique in Cannes in 2013 and was nominated at the 87th Academy Awards.
Nico Marzano

In the Parisien Left Bank writer’s short film Les mains négatives [Negative Hands] (1978) we travel the streets of Paris one early morning. It is viewable online as part of a collaboration between e-flux and International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, which runs its programme virtually until 18 May.
Steven Cairns

Track of the Day


You’ve got the money, I’ve got the time
You want your freedom, make your freedom mine
’Cause I’ve got the style it takes
and money is all that it takes
You’ve got connections and I’ve got the art
You like my attention and I like your looks
and I have the style it take
and you know the people it takes


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Brian Eno photographed by Marcia Resnick, circa 1979 – 80