Affinities Infinities Protestations

Two resistances.

Ronald Johnson’s last line in ARK 88 is “flying the marble kite” which I am prone to mis-remember as “flying the marble flag” — a form of protest.

Tom Crewe reviewing a number of books about AIDS (and protests) ends his review thus:

‘As I sweat it out in the early hours, a “guilty victim” of the scourge,’ Jarman wrote in his diary in September 1989, ‘I want to bear witness how happy I am, and will be until the day I die, that I was part of the hated sexual revolution; and that I don’t regret a single step or encounter I made in that time; and if I write in future with regret, it will be a reflection of a temporary indisposition.’

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n18/tom-crewe/here-was-a-plague

Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman, 1989-90 by Derek Jarman
Smiling in Slow Motion: The Journals of Derek Jarman, 1991-94 by Derek Jarman
The Ward by Gideon Mendel
Patient Zero and the Making of the Aids Epidemic by Richard A. McKay
How to Survive a Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed Aids by David France

And so for day 2264
23.02.2013

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