Since the pandemic, we’ve become more acutely aware of our bodies. Everyday things like food, exercise or touch have become big things to negotiate. It is as if the body has become a dangerous place. We are more emotionally vulnerable and everything is magnified and experienced through body sensations.
The animation focuses upon the internal body, with a soundtrack of heartbeats, breathing, whispering and swallowing. It merges analogue drawings inspired by bio-medical imagery with creative coding to animate some drawings in response to the soundtrack data. Coding and data seem particularly relevant for this subject matter because the pandemic is made sense of through data and by using algorithms to model and predict future outbreaks.