Wear a Mask When You Talk To Me, 2020

Wear a Mask When You Talk To Me, 2020

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Wear a Mask When You Talk To Me, Stills from video, 2020

Wear a mask when you talk to me is a space between the physical and the digital, in which removing face mask is a therapeutic act, guided by ASMR whispered sounds. Together with my group, we looked into the cultural, social and systemic role of face masks. The project was developed in isolation, during the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The final project resulted in a speculation on the use of masks in a near-future post-pandemic world. After the normalization of masks, will they become part of our own public identity? What new rituals will appear in the shift between public and private? What will the relationship with our un-masked self be?

The project was developed in collaboration with Ned Kaar, Doi De Luise and Chenyu Wang.

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Wear a Mask When You Talk To Me, Stills from video, 2020