Maeve Baker‘s projection is a commentary on living through lockdown in 2020. Baker has used the existing lines and spaces on the Belltower façade to create rows of ‘windows’, through which we see people going about their domestic tasks. The animated loop initially holds the viewer’s attention and the colours suggest a feeling of playful lightness. Once the viewer has seen all of the different details, this playful lightness slowly turns into repetitive monotony. Through this work Baker comments on the ways in which people tried their best to stay busy at home during lockdown and endure the pandemic.
Maeve Baker is a Brisbane based animator, illustrator and comic artist. Maeve has a penchant for subtle story telling, abstract visuals, and bright colours. You can find Maeve’s work published in Voiceworks and QPAC Storytime Magazine and in comic book shops around Meanjin (Brisbane) and Naarm (Melbourne).
Image: Maeve Baker, ‘Do Your Chores, Try Not To Think Too Much, And Repeat’, IMA Belltower Façade Projection. Photo: Charlie Hillhouse.