This useful document is a collection of links to resources to help artists during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This is the UK version of the original American / International list
What if we refuse the convivial forms of care that deal in contracts of exchange? What if we approach care as an event?
Park McArthur and Constantina Zavitsanos’s vital 2013 text seems all the more urgent at this time, as divergent conceptions of care and dependency are exposed on a grand scale. McArthur and Zavitsanos are part of a New York-based group of artists and activists who have initiated Crip Fund
to pool money for chronically ill, disabled, and immunocompromised people currently in serious financial need.
Company Gallery is streaming a selection of films by the late Barbara Hammer on Vimeo for a limited period. You’ll find classics like Dyketactics alongside others from her prolific career and a link to donate to Queer|Art
Noam Chomsky on the Coronavirus
In times like this one, it’s vital to strive to identify trusted sources. One of these is undoubtedly Noam Chomsky:
Trump is a sociopath buffoon and the idea that our fate is also in his hands is shocking ... This Coronavirus crisis is a colossal market failure which goes right back to the essence of markets exacerbated by a savage neoliberal intensification of deep socio-economic problems and the collapse of institutional structures.
After days of watching park walkers side-eye joggers, who side-eye bike riders side-eyeing mask-wearers... this is an interesting listen in relation to judgement, empathy and the new phenomenon of quarantine-shaming. A meta-commentary on how two reporters can interpret the same subject in vastly different ways.
Artist Zebra Katz released his debut album Less is Moor just under two weeks ago. The production is filled with noise and industrial cuts, ranging from emotive singing to fast-paced flow over distorted bass. I recommend listening to it in one session.
Listen to Tina Turner practicing a two-hour Shōdai.
Track of the Day
The world is just a little town
Everybody trying to put us down