The world is in lockdown. We see impressive photos of empty streets and abandoned city architecture, but also optimism about cleaner air, and a renewed appreciation of silence. On social media, images are shared in which the camera traverses cities that appear barely inhabited.
At the invitation of TAAK, artist Paulien Oltheten looks for examples of human contact amidst the silence and sterility surrounding the COVID-19 virus. Compared to other countries, The Netherlands allows individuals to interpret measures relatively freely. In Stay Healthy, a series of short video portraits, Oltheten documents a range of interpretations and ways of relating to each other in Amsterdam and surroundings.
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Read also the review in De Volkskrant