By Crash

Most of the world has been in lockdown for over two months now due to the COVID-19 crisis. A moment frozen in time, when people are faced with solitude, grief or anxiety and see their daily lives shift for the better or the worse. In this time of extreme uncertainty, we can also take the time to reflect, create and enjoy the passing of these strange elastic days. We thought it would be interesting to ask artists around the globe how their creative process has changed during the quarantine and if it has been an inspiring or rather daunting experience… with a quick snapshot of themselves in lockdown. Today we meet with the Italian designer Marco de Vincenzo.

Does the quarantine inspire you or rather paralyze you?

Surely it has forced me to imagine alternatives. I cannot say it has paralyzed me but, in a way, it has frozen some ideas, making room for others. The rhythm of my previous life seemed to me excessively fast, as well as the rhythm of my creativity.

Did you start or go back to certain activities you didn’t have time to do normally?

I have started to paint again and to do lots of laundry and cooking – a kind of return to when I was a student and I had to take care of everything alone, with a lot of art and poetry in between.

What do you think you’ll take away from this frozen time?

I would like to go back to normal, with a few decibels less. I will surely feel – just like everyone, I guess – more vulnerable, less invincible.

Are you worried?

Certainly. Small projects like mine may have a hard time restarting quickly.

How do you see life after this crisis?

I believe life will return to how it was before, perhaps even more voraciously. The human being has the big flaw and the great luck of forgetting.

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