“WE ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE… MAINTAIN YOUR SOCIAL ISOLATION…”
After the pandemic has passed, the lockdowns persist: this is the new normal…
Recorded during the 2020 coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic mostly on location at Sleep’s Hill, Blackwood and Belair, South Australia, under partial lockdown conditions. The audio samples are made from birds, frogs and voices in the immediate neighbourhood. The text samples advice from various government, business and community organisations.
The video is an official selection for Fotogenia, International Festival of Film Poetry and Divergent Narratives (Mexico, November, 2020); selected for New Mediafest 1st Corona Festival and The Wake Up! Memorial (Cologne, Germany, April, 2020); selected for Life in the Time of COVID-19: Fragment 4 (July 2020); and selected for Oblò TV (Cinéma Oblò, Lausanne, Switzerland, May 2020); and has been featured in Moving Poems (USA, April, 2020).