A Nos Amours continues a retrospective of the complete film works of Chantal Akerman with Dis Moi (1980) in which the filmmaker, herself a daughter of a holocaust survivor, engages for the first time with the Shoah.
Taking the architect Jane Drew and the display at the ICA as a starting point, the salon examines how the integration of the vernacular practices presented a crisis within universal modernism and the relationship between the process of de-colonisation and modernist planning.
Contemporary American philosopher Graham Harman, the leading figure associated with the metaphysical movement object-oriented ontology, delivers his lecture Objects and the Arts. This event is being run on a pay-what-you-can basis.
In a near-future Los Angeles, hi-tech, utopian living is the norm and only emotional intimacy seems lacking – at least for Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), an affable ex-journalist now writing syrupy ‘personalised’ letters for those who don’t have the skills.
Kate Hardy discusses Women, Resistance, Revolution: A History of Women and Revolution in the Modern World by Sheila Rowbotham, an historical overview of the close interaction between women’s liberation and revolutions.