The Lost Year, 2021.
This piece includes the design for a museum exhibition in a space that accounts for COVID restrictions but offers an in-person viewing experience that would allow visitors to view a wide range of works relating to the pandemic. It serves as an interactive space where both artists’ thoughts and ruminations on the state of the world during this time can be conveyed and where viewers can participate in processing the pandemic through understanding it from a number of varying perspectives. The exhibition includes a myriad of works that relate to the pandemic in some way. The goal is to include all kinds of mediums to show as many possible perspectives and interpretations of this shared experience. It includes artwork done before the COVID pandemic that relates to the ways in which isolation and reliance upon technology (that was exacerbated during this period) shapes the ways we interact with one another, as well as the feelings that are associated with isolation and quarantine, before it became our current reality. As one then moves through the space, more contemporary pieces from interdisciplinary artists will convey a numerous interpretations and expressions of feelings that have come with personal experience with the pandemic. Near the exit of the exhibition, interactive pieces will include opportunities for viewers to contribute the ways in which the pandemic has affected them, and will hopefully allow for some healing through this shared reflection.