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Melissa Starker, Creative Content & PR Manager
Jul 20, 2020
You've read about what artists are watching, cooking, and ruminating on while at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now you can see how over 50 of them they take on the task of turning their homes into performance spaces to create new works in 120 hours or less. This challenge was extended by the Onassis Foundation for "Enter," a series of videos commissioned from artists around the world.
"The thought behind it is that we need to include and understand the present, to learn from it, to narrate and banish it, at the same time creating a digital time capsule, which will preserve the memory of this period for future generations," the project's website explains.
Several of those commissioned have presented work at the Wex, including Kimberly Bartosik/Daela, who offers "The Game," a fun, physically and mentally engaging exercise that she demonstrates with the help of her husband and daughter (pictured at top of page). Isabella Rosselini collaborated with musical comedy juggler Paul Magid on two dream-couched encounters with Charles Darwin—respectively about sexual selection and the impact of evolution on common expressions of emotion. And Annie Dorsen, whose Wex run of Yesterday/Tomorrow was postponed by the pandemic, asks her machine-learning algorithm to respond to the question, "What is the meaning of life?" and animates the results in the short film Training Text, Step 2250.
Watch "Enter" via onassis.org.
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