DAY OF THE STRAWS
Day of the Straws is a work created by the artist Marie Brett and creative collaborators in dialogue with members of a digital community of interest. The work explores cultural lore through references to the supernatural and the politics of care, informed by the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic through a matrix of ‘hope and cope’ that relies on science and mysticism in equal measure.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Day of the Straws: Behind the Scenes video features conversations with the team and a selected group of the participants that explore their contribution to the work as well as segments of the work that complement their statements. By juxtaposing elements of the work with the makers’ and participants’ reflections and comments, it enables a multi-faceted understanding of Day of the Straws.