No Air Corona Oxygen Series Nieuw Dakota March 2020
This work is based on the bioluminescent quality of various oceanic algae, a constant source of inspiration in the work of Margot Berkman.
Nieuw Dakota is proud to present a selection of submissions from our Corona Archives. The Corona Archives is the first initiative in the Netherlands to put Covid-19 on the agenda from an artistic perspective. From March 15, artists, thinkers and writers will share their stories and express social isolation, worry, anger, fear, despair. The entries show menacing undertones and how we subdue them with reason, humor, measures and our personal daily life.
Corona connects us all: “His audacity makes clear to us something that we already knew but could not yet estimate very well: at how many levels we are interconnected, everywhere, and the complexity of the world in which we live is social, political. , economic, but also interpersonal and psychological cohesion. ” (Paulo Giordano, In times of contamination, March 2020) The translocal connection of the world becomes visible in the standstill. That standstill creates a new domain. How will this new domain take shape and how will corona change our lives? We do not want to miss this moment when the individual and the collective, far away and near, are so sharply redefined.
Nieuw Dakota does this by monitoring society for a longer period of time, imagining it and yet also celebrating it. Like the pandemic, we go through three phases: