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A Social Distance Project by Iris Poljan and Grietje Bouman.

Iris lives in Zagreb, Croatia. Grietje lives in Winterswijk, the Netherlands. Both are visual artists and they know each other through several art projects in which they participated. When the government measures took effect for about 2 weeks, they got in touch via Facebook. Both were in a sort of lethargic state. Both did not know how to respond to the bizarre conditions caused by the invisible corona. During the Facebook chat, the idea grew to send each other some soul-stirs by e-mail every day. The recipient of the text responds to this with making an image. So: Grietje makes a picture with the word of Iris and vice versa. The images do not have to literally reflect the story. It is also about interpretations. Both are free in this. Nobody knows how long the measures will apply, so we don’t know how big this project will be, but this is what we are working on.

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