About ‘The Mask’ Video installation
The Mask is a video installation project. It is a campaign that is aimed at raising awareness about Covid-19 that has severely affected people in different societies worldwide. The project is an artistic setup which manipulates space made up of a scenery that include a weeping African mask which will be about one and half metres tall perhaps tied by barbed wire.
African countries could not source the much-needed
ventilators and PPEs because the usual sources of these
supplies in the global village, the industrialized countries, are
busy stocking for their own unmet needs. The lack of a
properly functioning modern health care systems, both private and public, is augmented by the fact that a large pro-
portion (nearly 80%) of the African population including
Zimbabwe uses traditional herbal medicine for its immediate
health needs (Thomford et al., 201)
The video production extract attached
On top of the physical scenery, the video and a loud harrowing sound tracks and sound effects shall be screened. This shall be in representation of wailing and mourning by everyone directly or indirectly affected by the pandemic and those bereaving their loved ones.
The Mask is the mirror of today’s reality as this pandemic has affected every citizen of the world in one way or another. It is a unique piece of art that is meant to deliberately agitate masses and evoke emotions leading into the vital dialogue about this pandemic. On the other hand, become a vehicle to raise awareness and advocating the realities of the on-going struggle with the Covid-19 epidemic that has its mutations and variants forever changing. (WHO Coronavirus update 47, 2021)
Runtime:8 minutes 25 seconds