Thursday 26 November 2020

Rebecca Tamás, Strangers: Essays on the Human and Nonhuman

Really lovely and poignant collection of short essays on issues around the anthropocene, eco-feminism, eating animals, the presence of life in the nonhuman, climate change and climate grief, depression, states of perpetual becoming and blurring the boundaries of human and non-human in efforts to live more respectfully in and with the natural world. 



 Ana Medieta

Sunday 22 November 2020

Films watched over lockdown to date

In no particular order... 

  • 1917
  • Paris, Texas
  • Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Spirited Away
  • The Other Side of Hope
  • Taxi Tehran
  • Rashomon
  • King of New York
  • White Material
  • Only Lovers Left Alive
  • Get Out
  • Pain and Glory
  • Mysterious Skin
  • Spanking the Monkey
  • David Copperfield
  • Toni Erdmann
  • The Kindergarten Teacher
  • Let the Sunshine In
  • I'm Thinking Of Ending Things
  • The Farewell
  • Honey Boy
  • On the Basis of Sex
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • How to Build a Girl
  • Animals
  • Remains of the Day
  • Archipelago  
  • Django Unchained
  • Little Women

Saturday 14 November 2020

Vija Celmins (1938-)

All instances of drawing...

Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

Incredible feminist book about conflicted womanhood, motherhood, alternative relationships, female family relationships, sex, female bodies, creativity... really extraordinary. 

 And making me rather nostalgic for Japan...