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Happy Birthday, Marsha!

This is a transcription of ‘Happy Birthday, Marsha!’, a panel discussion with adrienne maree brown, Tourmaline and Evan Ifekoya of Black Obsidian Sound System with Lola Olufemi as the chair. The event, held on the 24th August 2020, was the fourth in Revolution is Not a One Time Event, a programme organised by Che Gossett, Lola Olufemi and Sarah Shin in collaboration with Arika and hosted by Silver Press.

System Errors: Abolitionist Technologies and Aesthetics

This is a transcription of ‘System Errors: Abolitionist Technologies and Aesthetics’ a panel discussion with Juliana Huxtable, American Artist, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, chaired by Legacy Russell. The event, held on August 17, 2020, was the third in Revolution is Not a One Time Event, a programme organised by Che Gossett, Lola Olufemi and Sarah Shin in collaboration with Arika and hosted by Silver Press.


Poetry Is Not A Luxury: The Poetics of Abolition

This is a transcription of ‘Poetry Is Not A Luxury: The Poetics of Abolition’, a panel discussion with Saidiya Hartman, Canisia Lubrin, Nat Raha and Christina Sharpe, with Nydia A. Swaby as chair. The event, held on 10 August 2020, was the second in Revolution Is Not a One Time Event, a programme organised by Che Gossett, Lola Olufemi and Sarah Shin in collaboration with Arika and hosted by Silver Press.

Listen to the audio at NTS

Lola:

Hello, everyone. We want to welcome you to the second panel in the Revolution Is...


The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House: Abolitionist Feminist Futures

This is a transciption of ‘The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House: Abolitionist Feminist Futures’, a panel discussion with Gail Lewis, Miss Major, Zoé Samudzi and Hortense Spillers, with Akwugo Emejulu in the chair. 

The event, held on 3 August 2020, was the first in Revolution is Not a One-Time Event, a programme organised by Che Gossett, Lola Olufemi and Sarah Shin in collaboration with Arika and hosted by Silver Press.

Listen to the audio at NTS.

 

Che:      

Hi, I want to welcome everyone to...


Twist, Revolt, Survive: My Mother Laughs by Chantal Akerman

By Albertine Fox, originally published by The MUFF Society.

This short essay is a personal response to My Mother Laughs, a text-image book by the Belgian filmmaker and artist Chantal Akerman. I first read the text in French, a few years after Akerman’s suicide, and a year after my own mother’s death, and then in English translation. I looked at the images in the French edition, and then later in the English edition, where they are sometimes smaller in size or in a different position on the page. The permutations between one work and another,...