What do a cow, four dancing penguins, the rock musician Bruce Springsteen and a baby elephant have in common? – They are all supposed to help us keep our distance from each other. In some countries we speak of social distancing here. This actually means that we should have no contact at all. So we should not talk to each other or be friends. The Australians use a more correct term here: physical distancing. That means to keep only physical or spatial distance. But this distance is not the same everywhere. In Austria it is 1 meter long, in America 6 feet (approx. 1.8 meters) and in Latvia even 2 meters.
Keeping a distance is a very important rule. But as we humans are, situations arise that are hilarious, super funny or totally confusing. At this year’s Ars Electronica Festival we want to collect exactly such scenes. During the festival a selection of your images and texts will be printed and exhibited on the pavement of Hauptplatz Linz. There will be a layout of images in covid distance manner, starting from art university and spreading over the place.
Send us a self-produced photo or a very short text about your experience by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (high resolution if possible) and follow us on Instagram on @kunstuni.linz.metermachen. See you then, keep the penguins dancing!