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Quarantine

And while people stay locked in their houses and start singing, cheering, or drawing rainbows and words like “it’s gonna be ok”, I shake my head and think that “it’s not gonna be ok at all”. Not better than now, not this way. Despite the climate of fear and suspicious, outside the houses, without us, there are things which are getting better indeed. Things we might have considered before, and which only a quarantine is forcing us to assess now. What is going to be fine when we’ll get out of here? Didn’t the lives we led until yesterday have this kind of situation as a consequence?

Now we are closed, more isolated than ever. How long will it last? How long will we take care of our children with the rainbows? How long will we stay at home and keep manifesting “I stay home, stay the f*** home”? One by one, the bars are all closing, you just have your kitchen to get some coffee or beer. Someone goes shopping as never done in a life, hoping there are no roadpoints around. Someone else takes turns getting the dog out — the quadruped is beat, no longer knows what to piss…

Blaise Pascal said “all of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” Who knows if, when the quarantine is over, we’ll have learned to be by ourselves for a while, and we’ll try to face just one of those problems. Or maybe we will find ourselves armed with axes, totally at the mercy of a cabin fever.

Jack Torrence dealing with Cabin Fever – The Shining
Self Place – Jessica Tremp
Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte vs. A Sunday Afternoon of Self-Isolation by Ben Jennings
Charlotte Olds and Rooster – Arthur Tress
Ich bin waldviertel – Carla Kogelman
Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus in Hidden Spaces series by José Manuel Ballester
The Creation of TV – from Michelangelo Buonarroti’s The Creation of Adam
Traffic Lights 2.0 – Lucas Zimmerman
Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks before and after quarantine
Home – from Way Out animated short movie by Sherry Turkle
Solitude Palace 2 – Lucas Zimmerman
Quentin Tarantino looking around a Russian apartment – Based on the photographs taken during his walk around the Moscow Kremlin on August 2019
People Vultures – Louis Dazy
Home – from Enter the Void by Gaspar Noé
Loneliness of Autumn – Leonid Afremov
Move Along – Louis Dazy
Lonely Tokyo – Harimao Lee
Solitude – Serge Marshennikov
Alienation
Journey to New Orleans – Olivier Bonhomme
Keith Richards enjoying a drink on his hotel room balcony in Miami – Splash/MEGA
Exercise – Kiszkiloszki
Be the person your dog thinks you are – Iggy Pop for PETA
Royal Quarantine – Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace
Modern Oxymoron
Something wrong, Kiss – Uncle Grey
Labyrinth door chain – Art Lebedev
Skill – Thomas Mailaender
Kelly Muller went to her 82-year-old mother’s house to see if she needed anything. Annette was anxiously waiting for her at the window
David before and after quarantine – feat. David by Michelangelo (1501-1504) and David by Scholz & Friends advertising agency
Artist – from Künstlers Erdenwallen by Paul Andorff (1875)
A look outside – Malika Favre
The World with and without Coronavirus – Marian Kamensky
No Resurrection – Johannes Leak

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