by Paul Zabet
In these times brought on by the global pandemic, people have stopped staying out in town for extended periods of time. That’s obvious, there is no discernible reason for them to do so, since social gatherings are not conducive to overcoming the virus.
However, the city does not feel empty, as in the place of people walking the streets, you have store mannequins all over the town filling in. Striking their poses, all crammed together in storefronts, being locked in an endless “social interaction”, they are the only semblance of the old social life we used to have.
I have decided to capture these “interactions” on film, to have as a testament to the times that we are living right now, in which social gatherings seem as such a distant memory, one that mannequins manage to keep alive inadvertently.
Expired film seemed like the only proper medium, as it’s decay shows how much the world has changed since these types of interactions were normal.
Se ocupă de tot ce înseamnă vizual la revistă, ceea ce decurge din afinitatea lui pentru graphic design. Cu el poți să vorbești la fel de bine și despre un film de artă pe care l-a văzut a cincea oară și despre ultima memă apărută în cele mai underground grupuri. Are o Minolta pe film de care e foarte încântat și trăiește pe fusul orar din L.A.