Michael Takeo Magruder
Coventry, UK (lockdown location)
I am a visual artist based in the UK who uses Information Age technologies and systems to examine our networked, media-rich world. My work reflects upon important social contexts, and at present, the global Covid-19 lockdown is undoubtedly an incredibly difficult and transformative period for many people. Like all responsible citizens, I have willingly complied with my nation’s social distancing rules both in practice and in spirit. My physical existence has of course become more limited and constrained, but my virtual connections have expanded to create a new balance within my daily life. My contributions for this project document my time—both offline and online—in an honest, unscripted manner.