At the end of March 2020 katharinajej leaves Myanmar after a last becoming familiar with strangers in Yangon, just in time before the Corona Pandemic breaks out there. Back again she finds a changed Germany. The corona virus spread so strongly that restrictions for the population are needed to prevent new infections. A distance of 1.5 metres should be kept from people in public spaces.
Which physical contact is still possible now - besides the contact with people you live with?
katharinajej goes into the forest. There she becomes familiar with trees, bushes and grasses. She remains in silence with her new counterpart for three minutes, just as she did recently with the people in Cologne and Yangon who are strangers to her.
Pictures of the Performance by Almut Elhardt