A still from Charlotte Prodger's BRIDGIT, 2016. It shows two feet crossed and up on a chair. In the background is a window with bright light shining through.

Appendix 011

18 Jul 2020

Appendix 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.) Watch: Sofasonic 2020. This year internationally renowned experimental music and arts festival Supersonic returns with an online programme of sets, workshops and talks, taking place over the weekend (17 - 19 Jul). To mark the three-day series of events, we share our Supersonic Presents... podcast – an hour with Lisa Meyer (Supersonic organiser and director) and guests – for our Deep Listen feature this Sunday. 

ii.) Read: N.K. Jemesin’s Dream Worlds via The New Yorker
Our recommended mix this week comes from Sonic Terrains artist in residence Lafawndah – a selection of tracks for FACT arriving ahead of her upcoming album, The Fifth Season, a record that takes its name from sci-fi writer N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy. In this article for The New Yorker, Raffi Khatchadourian delves into Jemisin's inventive, intricate novels that have defied convention whilst also selling millions.  

A photo of N. K. Jemisin
N.K. Jemesin, photographed by Rochelle Brock

iii.) Read: The Queer Subjectivity of Charlotte Prodger’s BRIDGIT via Another Gaze
Frances Whorall-Campbell's essay examines Charlotte Prodger’s Turner Prize-winning film, streamed earlier this week for our weekly PAUSE feature - a mid-week moment to take in an artists’ work in full.  

An excerpt from Charlotte Prodger's BRIDGIT, 2016.

iv.) Watch and Listen: Tomaga NTS Live at Jazz Café
Drummer, composer and percussionist Valentina Magaletti, who features in conversation in this week’s Deep Listen, performs as one half of multi-instrumentalist duo Tomaga, here performing a psych-jazz set live from The Jazz Café. A close collaborator of Sonic Terrains resident Lafawndah, Magaletti also performs live as part of this weekend’s Sofasonic 2020.

v.) Listen: BFI Experimenta Salon: Anatomy of an artist’s film production with Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Focusing on Andrea Luka Zimmerman’s creative process, Experimenta programmer Helen de Witt is joined by the artist, and members of her team for an illustrative conversation that forensically examines the complex production journey of  Zimmerman’s filmmaking. Her film Estate, A Reverie – an intimate insight into the community of the Haggerston public housing estate in London in the years prior to its demolition – was screened alongside an in conversation as part of Somerset House’s online programme earlier this week.