Art Together Now | Anna Von Mertens, Paying Attention

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Art Together Now | Anna Von Mertens, Paying Attention || Radcliffe Institute

As we weather the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all learning how to mitigate our isolation and collective uncertainty. In moments of crisis, we turn to art not only for distraction, but also for solace. Indeed, art seems like a crucial act of joy and affirmation in this time.

For our new series #ArtTogetherNow, we challenged members of our community to use their smartphones to create art-themed videos with the simple aim of uplifting, inspiring, or amusing our interdisciplinary audience through a brief encounter with the imagination.

Here, the artist Anna Von Mertens talks about what she is making/doing in this time of isolation: an extension of Measure, the body of work she created as a visiting artist at Radcliffe.