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Wednesday 25 March 2020
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Special Contribution

Seth Price: Kwarantine Klick, 2020
Yesterday, we received the following message from Seth:

I hope you are doing something to keep from going crazy! Thinking of London. We are adapting to this new hinge into a new reality. Here’s something I just made, for your next ICA Daily.
Seth Price is an artist who lives and works in NYC. The ICA presented a survey of his film and video work in 2017.

Read

Scott Kelly: I Spent a Year in Space, and I Have Tips on Isolation to Share
Scott Kelly knows a thing or two about isolation... I found this very reassuring, with good tips to take away!
Nico Marzano

Clay AD: Metabolize, If Able
Imaginings such as Clay AD’s writing about what autonomous, feminist healthcare could be now and in the future take on a renewed importance in this difficult time. Their queer sci-fi novel Metabolize, If Able has just been made available as a downloadable pay-what-you-can e-pub with proceeds going to Crip Fund and Disabled People Against Cuts.
Rosalie Doubal

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Freedom News: COVID-19 UK Mutual Aid Groups
A list of mutual aid groups working across the UK, primarily via WhatsApp and Facebook. The groups aim to provide community support to those who are at higher risk of severe illness should they contract COVID-19, from running errands to cooking. There is also information for those interested in setting up their own support group.
Nydia Swaby

Watch

Helena Włodarczyk: Trace
I’ve always liked Alina Szapocznikow’s sculptures – they are taken out on the street and window-shopping in this experimental film by Helena Włodarczyk from 1976. Things heat up from 2 min 33 sec, but definitely worth watching in its entirety for the film’s strange and uneasy footage of her anthropomorphic sculptures on desolate streets and in department store windows. Not where you’ll find them today.
Steven Cairns

Naomi Klein: Coronavirus Capitalism
‘Coronavirus Capitalism’ from our colleagues over at The Intercept. Here, Naomi Klein follows on from her book Disaster Capitalism and her contribution to the Guardian from 2017. Remember: ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself’ – FDR.
Stefan Kalmár

Listen

TTB: infinite games
Sharing TTB’s (Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura) contribution to 600 Sec, a project of 10-minute-long sound pieces initiated by musician TOXE. Guests are invited to do whatever they like within the 600-second time frame. For this one, DJ and cultural programmer TTB presents a 10-minute soundscape titled ‘infinite games’.
Sara Sassanelli

Track of the Day

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Bright Horses
‘There is no shortage of tyrants and no shortage of fools’
Listen to the full album Ghosteen (2019) here


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