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Tuesday 5 May 2020
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I have to thank Nana Opoku for introducing me to this ‘grassroots TV-esque’ project. It offers seven channels of unique content curated by Jamil Baldwin and Tyler Benard. You can watch anything from experimental films and documentaries, to historic jazz concerts and vintage music videos.
Nydia Swaby

Slow Film Festival has put together an online film retrospective that runs up to 10 May, presenting a film a day from their three-year catalogue.
Nico Marzano

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Here filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, (who is also a member of the ICA Film Council) wrote a beautiful letter to the Dutch independent magazine De Filmkrant. It describes how we live through a journey without moving – only, unlike a film this current journey has no end in sight.
Stefan Kalmár  
   
Jenny Holzer’s Guggenheim Museum catalogue is free to download and includes a great interview with her.
BEING HAPPY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING ELSE
ALIENATION CREATES ECCENTRICS OR REVOLUTIONARIES
Steven Cairns

This is a volume of writing, poetry and artwork, edited by artist Richard Porter for Pilot Press and including work by Eley Williams, Sarah Schulman and Verity Spott. Richard programmes the ICA series Queers Read This and, since publishing this in 2017, has produced further queer anthologies of joy, sickness, rage and wilderness.
Rosalie Doubal

Sofia Lemos, Curator of Public Programmes and Research at Nottingham Contemporary, recently launched a new issue of The Contemporary Journal. Her essay ‘Listening to time at sound's limit’ offers a nuanced and insightful introduction to the idea of ‘sonic continuum’. I really recommend reading ‘Can you sound like two thousand?’, Jota Mombaça's fictional essay on the forms of enclosure produced by what she terms the current 'Global Biopolitical Siege'.
Sara Sassanelli

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Powerboy (Close-up) (2010)