The journey within the 2-Metres double-sided concertina book and object presents a unique and personal experience of the COVID-19 emergency during the government-imposed lockdown and 2-metre social distancing rule. Transforming the flexibility of the lens, Denise uses a rigid technical framework to explore the emotional and social impact of an outdoor life experienced at a distance of two metres. Observing the pandemic through an 85 mm portrait lens fixed to a 2-metre focus distance, the focus – or lack thereof – reveals an unexpected and often otherwise disregarded perspective. Social distancing, designed to keep us physically separated, surprisingly manifested in new social connections and unsurprisingly in heightened awareness. Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag.
Nadia Abatorab-Manikowska • Josh Anderson • Gyongyi Bagyinka • Meheret Beyene • Claudia Cantarini • Dylan Clinton • Anna Cole • Oliver Crown • Daragh Drake • Denise Ebanks • Pedro Fino • Courteney Frisby • Fiona Harnett • Lauren Johnson • Miro Lovejoy Teplitzky • Aisha Northeast • Liva Pastore • Elsa Ruffieux • Malavika Sophie G. Sharma • Misaki Shimizu • Ellen Tasker • Melissa Uss • Roberta Viale • Clara Williams Brinquez •