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Wednesday 13 May 2020
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The Wooster Group streams five full productions until 15 May. It’s a great opportunity to watch the landmark works Hamlet (2007), which conjures the ghost of Richard Burton’s 1964 rendition, and House/Lights (1999), which combines Gertrude Stein with a 1960s B-movie. Group member Kate Valk directed the 2019 ICA theatre commission Desire: An Encounter with a Play by Kathy Acker.
Rosalie Doubal

This amusing project celebrates the centenary of the Lumière brothers’ invention of the first motion picture camera, the cinématographe. 41 international directors were invited to each make a short film using the original cinematograph while abiding by working techniques available in 1895. These shorts were edited in-camera according to the following rules: the film may be no longer than 52 seconds, no synchronised sound, and no more than three takes.
Nico Marzano

In this episode of the TV programme Arena, the late Edward Said talks about his collection of essays Culture of Imperialism. A Professor of Literature at Columbia University, Said is widely cited as one of the founders of postcolonial studies and was closely affiliated with the ICA throughout his life.
Stefan Kalmár

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Curated by commissioning editor at MAP Helen Charman, a non-profit organization dedicated to artist-led publishing and production, this twelve-part series considers what it means to rent privately in the UK. Written works and sound recordings are published on the first of every month and so far include works by Gloria Dawson, Lola Olufemi, Caitlin Doherty and Nisha Ramayya.
Nydia A. Swaby

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Who teaches Artificial Intelligence morals? The Amsterdam-based studio Moniker created this game to highlight the dilemmas of automated censorship in response to Google’s ‘Quick Draw!’ project for data collection in AI training. Contribute your drawing to this new set along with over 10,000 others.
Steven Cairns

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Uncensored Fest have launched an open call for porn and erotic films shot in isolation. Open to both amateur and seasoned film-makers, they are encouraging subversive approaches to the navigation of intimacy, sex and desire. The deadline is 30 June 2020.
Sara Sassanelli

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Still from The Wooster Group’s production of Hamlet (2007)