COVID-19 CREATIVE OUTLET: “A Thousand Ways to Embrace Yourself” by Jessie Georges

a thousand ways to embrace yourself - photography, sculpture, performance

The World is experiencing a moment of stand-still during the events of Covid-19 pandemic. Surely it is affecting each one of us in many different ways. To some this means fear and uncertainty about the future, economic difficulties, to others – inspiration and time to create. This period brings ideas into surface, raises questions and debates about our healthcare and economic systems, ecological, political and social issues.

This is a series of posts featuring creative expressions made during the pandemics period, or previous works that are particularly relevant during these times of change.

Today we are sharing a series of photographs “A Thousand Ways to Embrace Yourself” by Jessie Georges, a Belgian visual artist working in the fields of textiles, sculpture and installation.

“A Thousand Ways to Embrace Yourself” is a series of one minute sculptures made during the worldwide lockdown for the COVID-19 virus. Millions of people are experiencing isolation at the same time.

In the series “A Thousand Ways to Embrace Yourself” I explore the relationship with myself and with objects I have at home. In this time of physical restriction I am searching for the consequences of being isolated. One minute sculptures is an evident medium to do that. The series is ongoing through the lockdown-period. When looking at one separate picture the embrace is visible. When a number of pictures are accumulated in one frame they hold a certain dynamic, it becomes rhizome choreography: like a chaotic dance or a fight. With this image I am referring to the mental influence that this lockdown can have on people.

Jessie Georges

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