Works on paper made during a short-term studio rental
in the weeks leading up to
the pandemic and citywide lockdown.
& collaborative video project with Renata Pereira Lima.
Non-essential Movement, 2020 New York, NY
Renata Pereira Lima, Addison Bale
Mirriem-Webster online dictionary lists five definitions of the word corona in english, not to mention six sub-definitions and the Mexican beer, Corona Extra. The Real Academía Española lists 30 definitions for corona in spanish. Then the word corona, apart from these definitions, is attached to the word virus, and that means a whole different thing. A coronavirus is apparently, likewise, many things. The coronavirus is one thing (aka COVID-19) but we still mostly don’t know/are in the dark on what (?)
On a chilly spring day in April, during the peak of the coronavirus crisis in New York City, Renata and Addison met in Chinatown, disobeying non-essential movement restrictions. COVID-19 impact on this day according to
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-data.page: April 11th, 2020 3,538 confirmed new cases 880 confirmed hospitalizations 463 deaths