4 thoughts on “‘What did you do in the virus war?’

  • 3rd April 2020 at 6:25 pm
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    I can see the question posed in about 10 years time. I remember thinking the same during 9/11… and it did happened for a while…people asking: where were you? how did you see it? did you see the second plane hitting the tower.

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    • 3rd April 2020 at 6:40 pm
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      I was thinking about 9/11 and the idea of post and pre 9/11 earlier. I think about the way films were made in that time and how a lot of things in the media changed post 9/11. An interesting example maybe is the film Zoolander where the World Trade Center was actually edited out of scenes before the films final release. And I wonder what people will say about the pre and post coronavirus world.

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  • 3rd April 2020 at 8:27 pm
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    Blimey: you two are taking it very seriously. I’m humbled.
    I meant it as a bit of laugh.
    But I do think Gussin’s very amusing images of isolated figures (him) ‘surrendering’ in/to a landscape have both an interesting new angle of the English obsession with landscape, and an added resonance in this time of enforced social distancing: think of the solitary walkers, on hillsides, spotted and shamed in police drone footage.

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    • 3rd April 2020 at 11:30 pm
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      In Mark Fisher’s The Weird and The Eerie he describes a sort of eeriness to the english countryside maybe it’s that sort of feeling hmmmm

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