Weekly Broadcast

The gallery space is closed until further notice. We will still be working remotely and you can contact us by email. In the meantime, we want the gallery to continue to be a place of emotional and intellectual exchange for whatever community it reaches – always but especially now, we need artists to give language and shape to complex realities and experiences. Each week we will be featuring different films, texts and online events by our artists here.

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Posted: 3 April 2020
Korakrit Arunanondchai
with history in a room filled with people with funny names 4
2017, 23:32 min video



Posted: 3 April 2020
THE BUNKER READING GROUP LED BY ED FORNIELES

Thursday 9th April, 7pm (GMT) meeting on Zoom – email gallery@carlosishikawa.com to register

"The bunker reading group will meet weekly on Zoom during our time in quarantine to discuss a series of books which will cover a wide range of subjects that are of interest to its members. The emphasis in the group will be to interpret whatever text we are reading from a personal perspective, trying to make sense of how even abstract ideas or global events might relate to our pasts and day to day lives.

The second book we'll look at is Attached by Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel S.F. Heller (2010). The book takes Attachment Theory – an established psychological concept for how our affectional bonds in childhood are developed – and looks at how this informs the intimacy needs and dynamics within all our adult relationships. This is not exclusive to romantic relationships, but this particular book does focus on those.

If you are able to put aside its heteronormative and conventional ideas of what form romantic and familial relationships, this book can provide interesting insights into relationship dynamics. This book has helped me identify more fully what my intimacy needs are and those of people around me, and to improve relationship dynamics.

We recommend you take this online quiz to find your attachment style. (We have found it useful to take the quiz twice: once bearing a romantic relationship in mind, and once bearing a platonic relationship in mind, as the results for both are often very different.)"

The book is available for free online reading and download here.

If using the PDF download, these are the page numbers to read for the group discussion:
p.11–23: Decoding Relationship Behaviour
p.77–137: The Three Attachment Styles in Everyday Life *take the online quiz at this point if you haven't already*
p.153–158: (Common Thoughts, Emotions and Reactions)
p.192–208: Effective Communication
p.234–237: Epilogue

(If you are reading a physical copy of the book, these are the page numbers: 3–18, 77–149, 170–175, 219–238, 268–273)




Posted: 3 April 2020
Issy Wood
From the artist's blog
www.QueenBaby.org






Posted: 26 March 2020
THE BUNKER READING GROUP LED BY ED FORNIELES

Thursday 2nd April, 7pm (GMT) meeting on Zoom – email gallery@carlosishikawa.com to register

"The bunker reading group will meet weekly on Zoom during our time in quarantine to discuss a series of books which will cover a wide range of subjects that are of interest to its members. The emphasis in the group will be to interpret whatever text we are reading from a personal perspective, trying to make sense of how even abstract ideas or global events might relate to our pasts and day to day lives.

The first book we'll look at is The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk (2014). A book which looks at how we experience trauma and how it might be treated with a fuller understanding of the connectivity between mind, brain and body. Trauma is something we all experience and encounter and when we do it can't help but leave a mark. This book has helped me understand more fully how that occurs and how those experiences might be confronted and begin to be processed, not from a cerebral point of view but from acknowledging the whole body."

Chapters to read for the reading group discussion are:
1. Lessons From Vietnam Veterans
2. Revolutions In Understanding Mind And Brain
3. Looking Into The Brain: The Neuroscience Revolution
13. Healing From Trauma: Owning Your Self
14. Language: Miracle And Tyranny

The book is available for free online reading and download here.




Posted: 26 March 2020
Evelyn Taocheng Wang
(left) Three Versions of Change, 2018, 13:50 min animated video &
(right) Hospital Conversations, 2018, 14:05 min video



Posted: 26 March 2020
Issy Wood
From the artist's blog
www.QueenBaby.org






Posted: 20 March 2020
Steve Bishop
Standard Ballad
2015, 5:10 min HD video



Posted: 20 March 2020
Issy Wood
From the artist's blog
www.QueenBaby.org