A still from Gareth Pugh's film 'Soul of a Movement'. It shows a person stood infront of a Union Jack flag.

Appendix 006

29 May 2020

Our new Appendix feature unpacks references, influences and themes from the week’s online programme and announcements. A Saturday digest of sound, video, and written content from across the internet; Appendix is a digital reading, watching and listening list for the extra-curious.

i.) Read: Tank Magazine in conversation with Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings on their ongoing performance project, Hope, Joy, Youth, Peace, Rest, Life, Dust, Ashes, Waste, Want, Ruin, Despair, Madness, Death, Cunning, Folly, Words, Wigs, Rags, Sheepskin, Plunder, Precedent, Jargon, Gammon, and Spinach, exploring the radical edges of queer scenes. As in their moving image archive UK Gay Bar Directory,  this week’s PAUSE feature, the pair continue their survey of contemporary queer culture.

ii.) Watch: Hannah Black’s short film My Bodies. Using the results of a Google image search for CEOs, this film is a searing reflection on which bodies are visible and have agency. Earlier this week Black was in conversation with Juliana Huxtable as part of Grounding Practice. You can catch up here.

iii.) Listen: From this week’s Transmissions broadcast, poet CAConrad reads Saturn.1. Recorded for the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day initiative, the work is part of a serial poem Width of a Witch. The series was written inside a (soma)tic poetry ritual titled ‘Marfa Poetry Machine in 36 Things’ where CAConrad did thirty-six things a day for thirty-six days.

iv.) Watch: the trailer for Soul of A Movement, a film by Studios Residents Gareth Pugh and Carson McCol. The documentary celebrates queer resistance in the UK, while rejecting corporate takeover and amplifying voices from marginalised communities. You can see more clips here.

v.) Listen: South London’s queer POC collective and club promoters BBZ‘s mix for hyponik. BBZ were collaborators on Whitechapel Gallery's exhibition Queer Spaces, alongside Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, the artists behind this week’s PAUSE.