A virus is a parasite of the collective.
Because it is only in the collective that
the self-replicated code starts to come alive.
The virus introduces itself at a single point and then spreads through the herd.
When incubation is slow, the effects become visible when change is irreversible. A pandemic isolates the individual. Social distancing reduces the mobility of the swarm to near zero, and the economy drops like an eagle with its wings shot off.
Pandemic as an affect is a feeling that starts with a little unease but soon spreads exponentially through the nerve system and puts the entire body on edge.
The virus is at the same time a giant splitso-machine, as well as a universal unificator.
It is a paradoxical affective amplifier that amplifies the fear for
contamination as well as the desire for physical contact.
It forces the swarm to
recalibrate and coordinate on a different plane and along alternative lines of
The corona crisis has put upon the world a series of restricitive measures.
As any artist knows, restrictions can also be made into use to produce interesting results.
In an effort to reunite the collective under the constraints of a pandemic we started with building a wall.
A wall may be a primitive way to unite a nation against a common enemy , but there
is also the so-called Lennon walls that are the binding agent in the Hongkong protests. And lets not forget how the wall turned Berlin into the hipster capital of the world.