VIRUS 2020 – a daily journal, writings and photographs
Virus 2020 started in January, long before I knew it was going to become an ongoing project. From early March documenting the progress of the pandemic and my experiences became a daily activity. I explore both personal and social/economic ramifications, from a regional and global perspective. And (as usual) celebrate the natural environment that surrounds me. In this time of lockdown, it’s important to appreciate what you have and think about what the future might be.
Everything changed in 2020. We know the world will tally more deaths, that economies will probably crash off the rails. We also know that the rate we were consuming the planet’s resources was unsustainable. The environment will be better off in the short term. Many hope that this is a pause enabling us to re-evaluate just where our liberal democracies, late capitalism’s web of multinational corporations, mass communication and global finance, and capital’s blanket appropriations, are taking the world. Artists and writers can help re-calibrate values, knowledge, interests and attitudes.
The journal went into online hiatus July 31 while waiting for the results of our COVID-19 tests. But I have been taking photographs and writing every day.
And now that the website is functioning again I am catching up on posting days.