The Window is the third cinemagraph in my COVID19 series. We’re now on our third week in lockdown as I write this, and I’m less and less optimistic that the quarantine period will be lifted on April 14th as originally planned. In some cities here in the Philippines, you need a permit to walk around outside, and only one is issued for each household. As a result, most everyone is at home, standing by their windows, looking out on an eerily quiet city.
This may seem very non sequitur, but I actually got the idea for this piece from looking at old travel photos of Córdoba, Spain. Anyone who’s been there will recognize the yellow walls and painted window frames. They didn’t have many robots though, as far as I could tell.
You can view the animating cinemagraph at my Makersplace gallery, where this piece is on sale as a 1-of-1 unique digital collector’s edition.
UPDATE: As expected, the Philippines has officially announced a two-week extension to its lockdown period, which is now ending on April 30th.