March 12, 2020

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Rafael Esquer

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How-To Survive A Deadly Global Virus According to Max

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Today, I took the subway for the first time in more than a week. In the midst of a global pandemic, everything looks different, the trains are half empty and everyone is quiet and keeping to him/herself more than usual. In a matter of seven days the number of known …

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Today, I took the subway for the first time in more than a week. In the midst of a global pandemic, everything looks different, the trains are half empty and everyone is quiet and keeping to him/herself more than usual. In a matter of seven days the number of known Coronavirus cases in New York City has risen from single digits to over 60. I had never seen so many people wearing masks and gloves.

As I looked at all of those faces half-covered with a face mask, I wondered how artists are responding to the face mask. Max Siedentopf is a multi-disciplinary Namibian-German artist who has launched a project titled “How-to Survive a Deadly Global Virus.” He brings a bit of humor to an otherwise dire situation.

The artist was inspired by masks found on social media in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak where people have been sharing alternative solutions to the typical face mask perhaps due to the lack of supplies. Obviously, you need to get better information to seriously protect yourself. Siedentopf artistic project offers peripheral ideas on how one can use simple everyday objects to protect oneself from contracting or spreading this malign virus.

For proper guidance and safety tips, check out the guide produced by the City of New York here.

All images ©Max Siedentopf