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A rich and growing list of thought, sight, sound, text and performance. Built by the ACW community and added to weekly.

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
Sound: Grimes, So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth – Art Mix
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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