Isolation
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Isolation

In the space of a few weeks, new vocabulary such as « social distancing » and « self-isolation » have become omnipresent. The shift in our own behaviours, which suddenly revolve around our own space and our own minds, can be seen as a welcome change or as deeply discomforting. Without the possibility to escape via social interaction, travel, and live entertainment, we are forced to confront our own thoughts. This is a period for introspection, in which we ask ourselves what really matters to us, both for our own selves and for the world around us. What kind of world do we wish to see emerge from this ? We also have the chance to immerse ourselves in art in a more personal level. The music we listen to, the books we read, and the art we peruse via online platforms or in our own homes is purely a reflection of our own desires. When the social aspect is taken out of art events, we find a different connection to the art which we choose to indulge in. For amateurs and artists alike, this period is one of reflection and creation, as the pace of the world slows down and exhibitions are postponed or cancelled altogether. Our sense of isolation, of solitary dreaming or of soul-searching is amplified, as we turn our attention inside. Despite the difficult challenges that come during this time, one can hope that we will be able to use what we have learned in order to build a more nourishing future.

Isolation

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