A fictional city under siege, Amnesha considers the relationship between the coronavirus pandemic and the severe environmental pressures caused by the anthropocene, and playfully hints at an alternative, emerging future. Using webcam footage from around the world captured during the first lockdown to illustrate a short story inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, Amnesha presents a global snapshot of our changed relationship with the city.
Taryn Edmonds is an artist and filmmaker based in the UK. Her practice interweaves documentary techniques with experimental approaches to explore the socio-politcal relationship between people and architecture. Her work has been shown work nationally and internationally through exhibitions, events and film festivals including Sonica, CCA (Glasgow), A Foreign Encounter, Gallery Foe, (Munich) Rencontres Internationales (Paris, Berlin).