Brave New World
What if there is no return to the life how you used to know before Covid struck? For a minute consider the possibility of the state continuing to model your social interactions, to prohibit you to gather in groups or to travel; to demand that you focus on the collective rather than individual good and to talk to you through televised speeches. How does it make you feel? Can you recognize the tyrannical ghost from behind the Iron Curtain spreading everywhere like a virus? In this series, the images from the Western lockdown realities have been juxtaposed with the archival photographs from the Eastern Bloc to create a dystopian vision of a new world with enforced social distancing rules and behavioural conditioning. The collages express the widely felt anxiety about the speed in which we lost our civil liberties and the ease in which we accepted to live under the draconian rules.