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.
Scott Kelly knows a thing or two about isolation... I found this very reassuring, with good tips to take away!
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
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.
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.
‘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.
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’.
Track of the Day
‘There is no shortage of tyrants and no shortage of fools’
Listen to the full album Ghosteen