Our online experience, A Cluster of 17 Cases: Online, returns as part of Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics, Cooper Hewitt’s latest exhibition in New York.
During the first UK lockdown, we created an interactive story that invites you to explore the corridors of the Metropole Hotel in Hong Kong during a super spreading event.
The online work gives you a first-hand experience of what it feels like to be a guest in a hotel when your life hinges on invisible processes. The unknown hovers in the air conditioning system and smoke rolls down the corridors.
Described by The New York Times as “nerve-shredding” and “the scariest online house tour”, the work is free and takes about 15 minutes to experience.
Find out more about Cooper Hewitt’s Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics exhibition.
In 2018 we were the first artists in residence at the World Health Organization in Geneva. As part of our residency, we made three trips in early 2018 to interview key staff at the Strategic Health Operations Centre (SHOC), which monitors epidemics and pandemics across the world and coordinates international collaboration in response. We explored how epidemiologists studied the movements of each of the guests in the Metropole Hotel that night; even conducting tests to trace airflow between rooms. You can see a short film of our residency below.
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