Masbedo, ph. by Genny Petrotta, courtesy of the artists
April 27, 2020

A Room with a View: Masbedo on their isolation experience

"A Room with a View" is a new editorial initiative which aims to illuminate the positive and creative potential of time spent in isolation. The fifth contribution comes from Italian artist duo Masbedo
Words by Masbedo

All alright?
We don’t want to make any particular proclamation, nor do we have anything particularly wired to tell you, we are artists but first and foremost fathers and men, who like millions of people are measuring themselves up to feelings of solitude and to the sense of doubt and fear.

But we do want to repeat the words – STAY TOGETHER –  as if it were a mantra, let’s hold onto the feeling of a hug, of being close, let’s sow a seed to be able to be so again soon and those who still can should keep on practising, because we perceive that this maybe something we are beginning to forget. Let’s not throw our potential towards impotency, now that everything is asleep – this maybe the very moment we need to wake ourselves up (may each one of you fill in the meaning of these words in whatever colour you please!)

Masbedo, Nuovo modello di autocertificazione, 2020. Courtesy of the artists
Courtesy of the artists

Another Mantra that will accompany us for the foreseeable will be Privacy vs. Health!!!
Let’s reflect on the fact that this is a false choice.
Let’s reflect … that we are living through a test of bilateral trust between we individuals and the government, let’s see that we “avoid release to the environment”.

We have the access to loads of content from home, but it would be really lovely if each one of us looked back over the film of our lives up until now, not because we are dying, but to gain strength and to properly understand the beauty and the mistakes in each one of our personal choices, make sure to make space and free yourself from useless memories and dust off and polish the ones to hold onto, a new season is upon us and we we need to make sure it is beautiful.

Enjoy the film

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