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Intimacy of Death, Pt 2: Department of Ultimology

Intimacy of Death, Pt 1: Juliet Jacques, You Will Be Free

Lou Lou Sainsbury, ‘The Holes in My Bedroom in Space’

Interview: Patrick Staff

Warm Yourself By My Trash Fire, Vol. IX. Species of Spaces | 29th May 2020

Warm Yourself By My Trash Fire, Vol. VIII. Following your steps by Foivos Dousos

Warm Yourself By My Trash Fire, Vol. VII. How to Draw Hands by D Mortimer

Warm Yourself By My Trash Fire, Vol. VI. Part 2. The Viscous Interview

Warm Yourself By My Trash Fire, Vol. VI. Part 1. Who knew it would come to this

Warm Yourself By My Trash Fire, Vol. V. Huw Lemmey / Songs for the End

Warm Yourself By My Trash Fire, Vol. IV. SW15 FEM

Warm Yourself By My Trash Fire, Vol. III. Fires Burning in the Gym

Warm Yourself By My Trash Fire, Vol. II. Songs for the End: ‘Sexual Healing’

Warm Yourself By My Trash Fire, Vol. I. No Light Ever

Interview: Army of Love





Intimacy of Death, Pt 1: Juliet Jacques, You Will Be Free, 2017

30th October 2020



This week we’re bringing you the first of a two-parter on death and dying. I’m very excited to present You Will Be Free, a 2017 short film by author, artist and activist Juliet Jacques. Jacques made this piece in response to works by two of my (Rosa’s) favourite artists from the 1980s New York underground, Cookie Mueller and Vittorio Scarpati (it was first exhibited alongside their joint exhibition Putti's Pudding at Studio Voltaire). Mueller and Scarpati, who were husband and wife, both died of AIDs-related causes in 1989. The video takes as its starting point a text Mueller wrote for Scarpati as he was dying. It is a beautiful, poignant and tender reflection on what it means to transcend one’s body through death, and Jacques’s rendering of it on film, with additional script and visuals (a mix of archival footage and clips from Rosa von Praunheim’s 1983 cult musical City of Lost Souls), imbue it with renewed gravitas. I’m not ashamed to say it moved me to tears. (You can hear Jacques further discussing the film on Montez Press Radio here.)

With heartfelt thanks to Juliet Jacques and Studio Voltaire for giving us permission to screen this video.

Liquid explores expressions of intimacy in the private and public realms, in our digital and offline lives.