Art In Isolation
Thought-provoking, raw and honest, Art in Isolation is a representation of the collective’s experiences and perspectives on COVID-19. Exploring themes such as loneliness, fear, connection, privilege, and the media; this is an intimate look into how the global pandemic has affected us all differently, and why it will never be forgotten.
Guetcha Guaritcha (Mateo Galindo Torres and Robyn Noftall) & Heir of the Cursed (Beldina Odenya Onassis)
Hippopotamus (in the room)
Guetcha Guaritcha (Mateo Galindo Torres & Robyn Noftall) & Heir of the Cursed (Beldina Odenya Onassis)
Hippopotamus (in the room) is an instinctual response to the current unsettling environment we are living in. It is an exploration of private and public presentation and the comfort/discomfort that lives within that.
Concept: Beldina Odenyo (Heir of the Cursed), Mateo Galindo Torres and Robyn Noftall (GUETCHA GUARITCHA)
Sound Design/Composition: Beldina Odenyo (Heir of the Cursed)
Cinematography, Direction and Post-production: Mateo Galindo Torres
Performance: Mateo Galindo Torres and Robyn Noftall
Rachel Levitt, Jordan McEwen & Nicholas Olsen
Solitude and time can be a blessing. It can be used to improve oneself or to focus on one’s dreams, however it can also be a curse. Without regular stimulation from the outside world, it is easy to become negative and regressive. COVID-19 has had an extended effect beyond those unfortunate enough to get it. It will leave a mark on all of us that will carry many meanings: a reminder of these hard times, a badge representing all we’ve overcome, a sense of fear that history will repeat itself, and millions of strange moments and reflections that have occurred in this strange state…
Performance: (Dance:Corps Company Dancers) Jessica Vilneff, Jill Amantea, Brendan Flynn, Nicole Decsey
Direction and Post-Production: Jordan McEwen
Choreography: Rachel Levitt (Dance:Corps)
Composition: Nicholas Olsen
Piano: Edward Cohen
Violin: Heather Storer
Music: Have Mercy by Eryn Allen Kane
Everyday Soundscapes || HERE.NOW
Nairuz Al-Ajlouni & The Grey Area Collective
This piece is an invitation into our homes and personal spaces. It is an introspective journey through our daily routine, intimate moments, and the sounds which define our very presence. The purpose of this piece is to reflect on and identify sounds that we hear/make as people in our surroundings during isolation. Proposing the idea of solitude and connectedness within a virtual space. This sonic concept is inspired by Interactive Graphic Novel "Here" by Richard McGuire.
Artists: Maella Ann Wallace (HIVIS) (Video), Nairuz Al-Ajlouni (composition) the music for this piece incorporated sounds from each member of the collective's quaratine experience.
Rachel Levitt & The Grey Area Collective
A collection of pictures showcasing what the Grey Area Collective artists have been up to during quarantine. Presented through a social media lens with a goal of presenting a more honest view of life in quarantine.
All the Loneliness We Cannot See
Yvette Coleman & Maella Ann Wallace (HIVIS)
Contrasting two different works that express loneliness in quarantine, Maella Wallace (Scotland) and Yvette Coleman (Canada) have created a double-feature that is both haunting and comforting in its sincerity.
LLD (Lonely Lockdown)
Maella Anna Wallace (HIVIS)
This triptych is the visual outcome of a conversation between Maella Wallace and fellow Grey Area Collective member Rachel Levitt, surrounding loneliness throughout the lockdown. Key emotions and dialogue from both women’s experiences are showcased by focusing on the parallels that emerged in their discussion, despite being from different parts of the world and having never met each other in person.
Close to me
A song born out of loneliness from grieving in isolation, Yvette Coleman reveals a raw and honest glimpse of mourning a loved one while being unable to engage with her living loved ones in quarantine. She explores how even in despair and in despondency, there is a flicker of faith that comes from feeling close to that person and those soul ties.
Writing, Recording, Performance and Visuals: Yvette Coleman
Movement: Shannon Litzenberger
Illustrations: Maella Wallace (LLD)
Join The Conversation:
Let’s start a conversation and use this social platform as a way to express ourselves with empathy and respect. All points of view are valid and worth listening to, so we can better understand the steps we need to take to insure a more accepting future for all.