'CE N'EST PAS UNE VILLE'
How Surrealism Rises inTimes of Pandemic
What makes a city? The buildings? The architecture? Or the people? What happens to a metropole when her people are absent? Yet visible and tangible everywhere! Not a single soul on the way but one can see traces of human beings on every street corner.
An abandoned chair, a discarded couch. Even a neon signpost on a completely empty square with the warning to maintain the 1.5-meter distance.
Or a graffiti art piece on a concrete wall. The inviting red lights in the Red-Light District – who do they want to seduce? And who goes window shopping in a fancy street like the Leidsestraat? What will the future bring? One thing seems to be sure: the virus will stay. And the 'new normal' will probably never fully return to the 'old normal'.