We’re living through interesting times, but what are we learning as we feel our way into the future?

Tell us.

For many, daily life has either become more complicated or much simpler. For some it's become a lot riskier and for others, oppressively safe and boring. It’s an uncanny feeling: our life, but not as we know it.

What have we learnt about ourselves, our nearest and dearest and our wider community from these weeks of living so differently?

Between May and July 2020 we’ll be gathering and publishing commentary from as many contributors as possible about what we are learning about ourselves, our loved ones and our wider society through these weeks of self-isolation. We hope to achieve a survey of responses to what is undoubtedly a public health crisis but is also a unique global cultural event.

Contributions can be made in the form of a text of up to 100 words, a one-minute film or a digital photo. These will be uploaded to the Quiet Revelations website under one of three categories: Me, You or Us.

CONTRIBUTIONSTAKE PART



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Through My Window
#me
"I am fed up of this lockdown but know that many special moments await us all, like seeing a loved one"
#us

Within
#us

Covid Chronicles
#us

Through The Ether
#me

Through My Window
#me

Visiting Nan, 2020
#you
"Closed is twelve long weeks. Closed is eighty-four lockdown days. Closed is two thousand and sixteen hours. Closed is one hundred and twenty thousand, nine hundred and sixty minutes. Closed is seven million, two hundred and fifty-seven thousand, six hundred seconds."
#me

Through My Window
#me

A Dance of Small Things
#me

Home Schooling is not for me
#me

Still waking up
#me

Bees for Children
#you

Personal protection for humans is silent destruction for the earth.
#us

Through My Window
#me

Work & Play
#me

Lady's Smock
#me

Through My Window
#me

Worlds
#me

Through My Window
#me

Begin where you are, everything starts here
#me

Through My Window
#me

Through My Window
#me
"These are bizarre times."
#me

Wren's Gaze: 23rd May 2020 from series 'Mother/Daughter'
#you

Open Mike, Friday Night.
#us

The World Has Been Turned Upside Down and We Must Wait Patiently
#us

My Guitar
#me
"Watching the cat sleep makes me breathe easier so I’m practising how to catnap with grace. I both want this time to never end and for the fear of infection to disappear forever."
#me

A Quiet Isolation
#us

Rovaniemi, Lapland, March 2020
#us

My Lockdown Experience
#me

Inequality Fatigue
#us
"Coffee breath and heavy eyes. Headphones pushed in hard against the bustle of the outside world. All forgotten now."
#me

A premonition.
#us
"We learned which birds were singing the songs we could hear and now our walks are ghosted by birds"
#us

Wren is Super Noisy
#me
"Although, I hate being in lock down and that it restricts me from doing my own thing, I know that it's a sacrifice we all have to make to keep the people you love and the rest of the world safe from Coronavirus!"
#me

Everyday Silent Encounter
#me
"Waking up to no sounds - no cars, and no footsteps on the pavement under the window. The insistent quiet, inside and outside. Wind in the trees in the garden, humming insects and birds. Lots of birds."
#me
"Lockdown grief swimming cold sea green trees waving brightly"
#me
"Hush, hush everyone. Listen. Listen to the quietness of not doing."
#us
"I’m jangled out on viral wellbeing so helpful I shared it twice but didn’t take my own advice"
#me

Captain Sparrow Combats COVID (with Ms Sparrow's advice)
#you

Meander
#us

"I'm Bored"
#me

The Rough Pier
#me

The Next Generation (After Eric) IIIAII
#me

Whose zoo is it now?
#me

Shell
#me

NHS 10 minute cardio workout!
#you

Here
#me

ART - O1 Headquarters
#us

Social distancing (what a.....feels like)
#me

Loaf in Lockdown
#me
"The nature of sacrifice"
#me

PPE or die?
#me

Chalk step child
#us

In the Same Boat
#me

Quiet
#me
"With a shock of blond uncombed hair Please Mr Johnson ‘Lock Me In!’ ‘Lock Me Down! ‘Keep Me Safe’"
#me
"During lockdown I have learnt that I'm very self sufficient and lean strongly towards meditation and art for support."
#me

Desire Lines
#us
"From where we live, on the corner of two streets, it seems more or less, like everyone’s blinds are permanently lowered."
#us
"It's nice to see talented people have the time to make art, music or other creative pursuits during this time."
#us

My dog likes popcorn.
#you
"I've learnt that they are individuals who deal with situations differently."
#you

Desire Lines
#us
"What I can’t see, is a government that finds useful solutions to the problems that exist in the current world."
#us
"I can’t stop thinking about how this experience is shedding a light on the failing structures that make up our current society."
#us
"I now feel that, in a crisis there are those who strive to conquer the crisis and those who strive to protect its victims."
#us
"Can positivity be subversive? If it seems like those around me are willing me to feel afraid, worried and panicked so choosing not to must certainly be disobedient."
#us
"The other week I had a fridge delivered curbside. My neighbour saw me standing beside it on the street, so he said. He came out to help me carry it inside."
#us
"When talking to others about the current situation I get a sense that connectedness and togetherness are the essence of being human"
#us
"Perhaps mother nature is forcing us to realise what it is that we truly need in order to survive."
#us
"To gather is a fundamental human expression. Intellectually I understand why we can’t do it right now, but emotionally, psychologically I feel incomplete…"
#us
"Sometimes what we need is right in front of us, but we ignore it and instead choose to constantly seek or pursue certain goals and aspirations."
#us
"Society has been forced to confront our mortality."
#us
"We think we can solve it all and we can't. We are vulnerable"
#us
"When the freedom to move around and see each other returns I want to spend as much time with the people I love as possible. I think we all should."
#you
"we need to be conscious of how we can healthily share our trauma without forcing it on others who might be struggling more than us, and can’t be open about it."
#you
"We seem to use different mindsets to sustain sanity."
#you
"Throughout this dawn the herring gulls seem ignorant to the orchestration and turn-taking. They intermittently intersperse the chorus with their unsophisticated shrieks."
#you
"I am simultaneously seeing my family and friends either really struggling or they are getting the respite from life they need."
#you
"I have learned that a lot of my friends and family find meaning and identity in their jobs as most of them are incredibly bored without it."
#you
"I've learnt that my friends like to have a pint in the sun and that they miss this quite dearly."
#you

Desire Lines
#us

Desire Lines
#us

Grass In The Wind
#me
"I have realised that to stay creative I need to be social."
#me
"having life stripped back enables you to identify what you hold as important."
#me
"I don't think you can feel alone with a dog."
#me
"I have learnt that I can’t live in isolation"
#me
"I’ve felt lonely but I’ve also felt content."
#me
"Now that we’ve all slowed down, so have lots of my anxieties"
#me
"Brighton is a marvellous place to get lost in a daydream as there is so much beauty and nature all around us."
#me
"I have realised how much I need to touch people."
#me
"I've learnt that I am a bit of a hermit"
#me
"It's the little contacts like walking down the road or getting on the bus."
#me

Shoes
#me