“WE ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE… MAINTAIN YOUR SOCIAL ISOLATION…”
After the pandemic has passed, the lockdowns persist: this is the new normal…
Video 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 interference pattern seen towards the end of the video was recorded during a period of poor transmission from ABC TV.
The audio samples are made from birds, frogs and voices in the immediate neighbourhood of my home in Belair.
The text samples pieces of advice from various government, business and community organisations that sent out early in the lockdown.
• featured in Moving Poems (USA, April, 2020);
• selected for New Mediafest 1st Corona Festival and The Wake Up! Memorial (Cologne, Germany, April, 2020);
• selected for Oblò TV (Cinéma Oblò, Lausanne, Switzerland, May 2020).