Lockdown Combo

Arthur Jafa, posh pizza and Glasto in your garden
26 June 2020

Still, Love is The Message, The Message is Death, 2016, Arthur Jafa

This article is part of HERO Dailies – Essential culture, curated daily and also part of Weekend Combo – What to do this weekend

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FRIDAY 26th June – SUNDAY 28th June 2020


Love is The Message
This weekend Tate are one of several global institutions privileged to be live streaming Love is The Message, The Message is Death, the brilliant film made by US artist Arthur Jafa in 2016. This is a huge deal because for the last four years, the film has only been shown at select institutions. Now it is finally getting the wider attention it deserves.

Comprised of found and archive footage collaged together, from viral YouTube sensations to civil rights marches, the seven-minute film is an expression of black creativity and pain in the face of white violence. Soundtracked by Kanye West’s poignant, gospel-inspired Ultralight Beam, it’s an experience that will stay with you and one that couldn’t be more resonant following George Floyd’s murder.

The stream will start at 19.00 (BST) on Friday 26 June and will conclude 48 hours later. It will be available to view for free on Tate’s website at this page.

Read our interview with Arthur Jafa here.



Glasto in your garden
This weekend, Glastonbury was meant to be in full swing for its 50th anniversary. Sadly, Covid-19 had other ideas but all hope is not lost. The V&A, who has been looking after Glastonbury archives since 2014, is hosting an online exhibition that showcases the best of that memorabilia and they need your help. If you’ve been to Glastonbury you can now recall your special memories to someone that cares, simply send in your anecdotes and/or photographs and you can be part of the museums project to map the legacy of this iconic festival.

Concurrently, the BBC are hosting a weekend full of reminiscence, looking back at the best of Glastonbury with televised showings of classic sets and radio revisits of great interviews. Tune in from today until Sunday.

Submit your Glastonbury memories to glastonbury@vam.ac.uk

A festival-goer defeated by the mud, 1990s © Ann Cook




Let’s get weird
This weekend, London-based film aficionados Deeper Into Movies have invited guest curator Black Glove to take the wheel at its paradisetv.xyz HQ.

Across three days, the Instagram account that dwells in the intersection between fashion, film & music, spilling its pop culture findings to the world, will be sharing three “obsessively curated programmes of performances, film scenes, fashion shows… and ABBA documentaries” via paradisetv. Things kick off this evening at 20:00 where we’ll be visiting 80s Berlin before getting bitey with Count Drac. Tune in here.

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Food + Drink

A slice of brilliance
In recent years, pizza has become de rigour on the London grub scene. With new places popping up by the second, it can be hard to stand out, but new pizza brand ASAP Pizza do just that.

Founded by the people behind the Michelin-starred Lyle’s and bakery Flor, the joint’s pizza lives upto the team’s pedigree, offering posh updates on traditional favourites such as a Hawaiian with pickled scotch bonnet, grilled pineapple and cured pig’s cheek, and a hot one with spicy pepper, honey, red onion, Sicilian oregano and a vegan aubergine choice with spring onions and wild marjoram.

Available via click & collect at Borough Market or on Deliveroo if you don’t fancy facing the public, this is pizza, Jim, but not as we know it.

Top image: Still, Love is The Message, The Message is Death, 2016, Arthur Jafa


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