This work is part of Gluklya's 'Corona Diaries'. See text below.
Corona Diary by Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya)
When it happened I have experienced the feeling of not particularly happiness, but I would say, it was a profound unworldly excitement.
I had a feeling of excitement of a large scale, a sublime excitement. It does not mean that I did not experience weakness, fear, and strange health condition when you get a fever thinking: there it is, and probably I am going to dye soon. But the feeling of excitement and a call for creation was the stronger voice. Why? I was constantly asking myself and still сontinue to question it. Why at the time of deep sorrow, the real tragedy of humankind these strange feelings of hope. Is it a famous narcissism which is protecting our psycho? Banal egoism of fear of death? Is it a Happy Hipoxcia syndrome that doctors have discovered when observing the patients infected by the virus?
Probably it is a mixture of everything, but I would like to stress that the feeling that everything became “real” is stronger. Now, I am pretty sure that it is the vision of a new common situation that is occupying the mind. It is the time when we are witnessing not only the terrifying surveillance measurements, horrible loss of people and growing poverty among the vulnerable part of the society, but also the new attitude towards the relationships between us and with the nonhumans,the new notion of being together, and with the planet in general.
These thoughts are behind the Corona Dairy. It is a kind of a report of my speculations and thoughts about the situation embracing the diverse subjects in a form of drawings, writings, and textiles.There is also a destroyed coffee pot, signifying the state of hybridity, insisting on it, as resistance towards the very clean super healthy condition demanded from us.
It strucks me that I have got a feeling to use grey paper for my drawings. It was the call of mind to lock down to the depth of self, a clear necessity to immerse to the contemplation of the inner child, which was accumulated in my case as a coincide with the color of Grey.
Watching the trees, a study from them, speak with them and unite them with the human blood vessels, lungs, and “naked clothes”, as Nature and Politics should stay together.
I would like to stress also that all the drawings were made in a dialogue with my friends and family.