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Tapes Under the Bed is a selection of screenings and talks taking place at TU Dublin on Saturday 26th of November, with an additional launch at the Project Arts Centre of essays ‘BUILDING, CLOTHING, CHAMBER POT’ by Alison Mac Cormaic and Lisa Godson, and ‘Try Lizzie Borden: Derry Film and Video Workshop & distribution beyond the Broadcast Ban’ by Isobel Harbison. Tapes Under the Bed is curated by IMMA in association with their exhibition The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis.

From the IMMA website:

Tapes Under the Bed is a one-day international seminar comprising of talks, screenings and panel discussions exploring how to best preserve endangered film and video archives from the 1980s onwards. Featuring the work of Derry Film and Video Workshop, Mayday Rooms, Poster Collective, AIDS Video Activism, Retake and others.

The seminars draw from current research and practical concerns about the material legacies of various art and film collectives from the 1980s in the UK and Ireland, each of whom worked from anti-imperialist, anti-racist, queer and/ or feminist positions. The materials that remain include video tapes, recordings, posters, documents and other ephemera and may not yet have found an appropriate archive or collection for their preservation however are now increasingly part of contemporary discourse.’

Tapes Under the Bed takes place from 9:30 – 17:15 at Lecture Hall, EQ002, East Quad , City Campus, School of Art and Design, TU Dublin, Grangegorman, D07H6K8, Ireland.

The Project Arts Centre event takes place from 18:00 – 19:00.

New album Swoontide from Cormorant Tree Oh, a multi-disciplinary artist and musician from Dublin.

Dear Ireland – A collection of theatrical postcards created during the COVID-19 pandemic, March – April 2020. An Abbey Theatre production. – All artists – Tuesday 28th April Writers: John Connors, Felispeaks, Iseult Golden, Sarah Hanly, Nancy Harris, Owen McCafferty, Frank McGuinness, Gina Moxley, Shane O’Reilly, Enda Walsh, Carmel Winters.
Actors: Timmy Creed, Amanda Coogan, Zara Devlin, Graham Earley, Denise Gough, Lucianne McEvoy, Deirdre Molloy, Marion O’Dwyer, Patrick O’Kane, Marty Rea, Joan Sheehy.

My Analog Journal is a YouTube channel exploring rare grooves around the world on vinyl.

Paddy Mulcahy, Monomania Live from Studio 8, RTE
More music and video at

Jeremy Deller & Nick Abraham, Our Hobby is Depeche Mode, 2006 in The Modern Institute Viewing Room (lots more here – worth exploring)

Art Review’s Art Lovers Movie Club is streaming artist’s videos exclusively online at for 7 days.

[GIF by Haydirokat] As a partial response to the current situation, Silicon Valet presents Well Now WTF?, an exhibition of GIF and video work as well as a meeting place. It is curated by Faith Holland, Lorna Mills, and Wade Wallerstein and features over 80 artists.

“This to take my revenge for the enforced rest that I was obliged to take” – Vincent Van Gogh’s letters (in this case to his brother Theo) collected on

Shtisel: Watch now on Netflix

Screen Walk with Alan Butler

Fotomuseum Winterthur and The Photographers’ Gallery have invited selected artists to perform guided explorations of specific online and digital spaces in which their core artistic research and practice takes place. Each video stream is conceived as a format blurring the boundaries between a guided tour and a workshop, offering a behind-the-scenes look at an artist’s practice as well as the chance to discover new, current and forgotten digital spaces. Watch the archive and register for upcoming Screen Walks with Joana Moll and Roc Herms at

Screen Walk with Penelope Umbrico

FRIEZE: What To Do When You’re Stuck at Home, Critics Guide

Reading Group: Robert MacFarlane is leading a viral Twitter reading group starting Sunday. Reading Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain. Image links to further details.
Thanks to for the suggestion.

Don Herztfeldt has made It’s such a beautiful day available to watch for free.

The Avalanches – Running Red Lights (Official Video) ft. Rivers Cuomo, Pink Siifu

Sound: Porcupine Tree, Collapse The Light Into Earth

Video: Sylvia Plath reads ‘Black Rook in Rainy Weather’

Audio: The Peregrine as read by David Attenborough, suggested by

Book: The Peregrine by J. A. Baker

Decolonising Reading Lists

Video work: An Lucht Siúil (The Walking People), Mark Garry, 2020. A lyrical response (in English and Shelta/ de Gamon / Cant) to the precarity Irish traveller, using song, language and landscape. The film and wider exhibition, Mark Garry: Songs and the Soil are open at The MAC Belfast until 19 April 2020.

Installation view of An Lucht Siúil (The Walking People) by Mark Garry
Image credit: Simon Mills / MAC Belfast

Orgesticulanismus: Mathieu Labaye / Camera-etc, Wallonie Image Production 2008

Kentucky Route Zero: Cardboard Computers / Adventure Game

Milkman: Anna Burns / First published in 2018

Patrick Staff: On Venus / The Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London / 8th November 2019 – 9th February 2020

Amadou and Mariam – Bofou Safou

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas / Act 3 – “When I am laid in earth” (Excerpt)

Tai Shani: Tragodía / Temple Bar Gallery / 20th December 2019 – 15 February 2020

Lankum – The Wild Rover

The Stranger: Albert Camus / First published in 1942

l’Arianna: Monteverdi – Lamento d’Arianna by The Musica Antica Koln with Anne-Sofie Otter.

The Syllabus: An eclectic weekly selection of new academic articles, essays, talks, podcasts, and more –

Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart

HyperNormalisation: Adam Curtis / A film first released in 2016

Ursula Le Guin: reading of the Tao Te Ching / Music by Todd Barton

Annaka Harris: Conscious / First published in 2019

Alice Coltrane ft. Pharoah Sanders – Journey In Satchidananda

H.R Ellis Davidson: Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe

Matthew Barney: Redoubt

The Chieftains – The morning Dew

Phillip K. Dick: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

The Last Poets – Mean Machine

Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching

Lingua Ignota – Do You Doubt Me Traitor

The Lovely Eggs – Magic Onion

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Americanah

Scott Walker + Sunn O))): Brando – Film by Gisèle Vienne

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o: A Grain of Wheat

Miriam Makeba – Pata Pata

Bacilos – Caraluna

Zadie Smith: White Teeth

Tom Rosenthal – The Boy

Nina Simone – Mississipi Goddam

Mark O’Connell – To Be a Machine

Cattle Decapitation – One Day Closer to the End of the World

The Act of Killing: Joshua Oppenheimer / 2012

Doing mushrooms at Hill of Tara – particularly on a full moon

Warm Leatherette: The Normal / 1978

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