Doves of peace or just pigeons? Get lost in the city of ambiguities

Lwandiso Njara’s exhibition wrestles with the physical-digital conundrum in the Covid-19 straitjacket

22 March 2021 - 20:18 By Chris Thurman

The blurring of the physical and the digital has defined everyday life for billions of people over the past year. It is confounding because intuitively we understand these as two distinct categories of experience. We resolve the confusion by retreating into binaries: the digital is “safe”, the physical is “unsafe” (in epidemiological terms anyway). But the Covid-19 era has also reinscribed the ways in which the digital often feels dystopian, characterised by alienation.  ..

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