Lockdown then Venturing Out

We investigated the global pandemic, covid19 and the lockdown that was imposed here in UK through its effect upon the individual. 

In ‘Locked down: then venturing out’ Rosy Martin and Verity Welstead worked collaboratively and playfully to show the effects of isolation and social distancing. From the sense of grief and loss, to making tentative moves towards escape whilst expressing the fears of breaking lockdown rules. Taking the measures of social distancing and the restrictions of masking, they then ventured out onto public transport. This work thus travels through trauma, anxiety, rage, grief, sadness, breaking the rules with defiant energy, finally embracing a punk aesthetic. 

Our work explores, confronts and makes visible responses to life-changing events. By examining the emotional toll that these events prompt, we offer images that generate empathy and mutual understanding in the audience.