Kate Swift - Beyond Covid
As a photographer Kate found herself in the liminal Covid space. Separated from the normal past and not yet integrated into the post Covid future, it mirrored her own existential journey and the psychological jeopardy of a transitional space in her professional and personal life.
Observing this phenomena Kate recognised that there was still life in nature beyond Covid's social upheaval. Observing the turbulent impact on the social system and the non-impact on the eco-nature system, she captured how nature continues undisturbed during a pandemic by viewing it through a Covid-lens.
Kate drew parallels with a natural phenomenon called the 'Red Tide', a toxic algae which has devastating effects on marine life. Using red film to make the invisible threat visible, she hoped that the eco-social and eco-nature systems once again integrate into a unitive state beyond this transition in the world and in herself.