May 10th, 2019


Chaotic Kathy Acker Show: ICA

Haven't been to the ICA in a while, and it looks a bit of a mess. Definitely shouldn't have taken my trolley. There was a big kerfuffle about using the rickety lift, and I just bumped it down the stairs at the end, in desperation. The show consisted of a lot of videos, some half an hour or so long, and artworks inluenced by Kathy Acker and her work. I don't think I've ever read anything of hers, but  always found her interesting. The interviews and readings show she was, indeed, immensely charismatic. She really should have lived much longer.
There were only a few other people there, and I can't imagine how I could have coped, if there were the usual crowds. The walls were mostly covered with very long excerpts, which were hard enough to read without anyone standing in front of you, and there were just way too many films to sit through, with only one set of headphones, no seats, etc. You'd have to be immensely dedicated to sit/stand through all of them. It was just weird, all in all, but did give me the urge to find out more about her, and maybe even read her.
Whew, I've got senory overload.
Watched another episode of AMERICAN GODS, which is still  amazingly stunning, visually. It's odd that I feel no emotional connection at all.