One of the projects we're going to continue to work on is the COVID memorial in looking at ways of how we can create projection memorials in places. It really helps serve a purpose. Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, people can't be around each other. And it makes it really hard to mourn the loss and to mourn the death. We do this part of these projections with this group that's doing this COVID MEMORIAL. So, I've taken the content that they have and I've been using that to project onto buildings. And that's photographs of people who've died from COVID and words from their loved ones.
My name is Robin Bell. I am an artist and filmmaker in Washington, DC. My specialty is projection art. So, I do projections on buildings, museums, galleries. I do it with music. We also do projections all around the city, all around the country and some international projections as well. COVID-19 is definitely, like most people in this country, it has directly impacted the work we do. Every event that we have, you know, set up has been either cancelled or postponed. You know, for the best you can tell now, you know, it's going to be a long time before we get that kind of work back. It's like somewhere between 10 and 30 seconds delay. So, I just zoomed out a little bit. Let me know if that's good and I can go more if you want. We now do projections in my studio just out the window in Washington, DC. We do this because we love to do it and because we know it is an important service for the community that we live in. We've done some projections that were as simple as WASH YOUR HANDS. With COVID-19, most of our work now is online. That's where most people will see the work we do. We have a Twitter. We have an Instagram and Facebook. Yeah, excited to show you some stuff. So, this is what we are doing right now at this very moment. We get comments in real time especially when we're doing Facebook Live or a live stream. People would give encouragement or would give some suggestions. It's pretty amazing. It's pretty awesome to be able to share it with people who are also stuck at home as well. Yeah, I mean, I guess at some point I can, I can zoom in. I think it's really important to continue doing what we do, even though we can't be on the street the way that we were used to. I also get a lot of comfort and solace when we create a really good projection that makes people feel better or that really shows something. So, I quite enjoy doing what we do. And if it works well, I get a lot out of that.