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Visual Poetry

by Axel Pietschker


Conceptually evolved through the course of the pandemic, this series depicts through stills the slow impact of the tightening lockdown restrictions triggered through the relentless spread of Covid-19. Underpinned by the swift and brutal transformation from the physical to the digital realm, this work pays tribute to the melancholic beauty of barren spaces.


Thriving workspaces brought to a sudden hold in the wake of the pandemic. With a particular focus on the RCA’s working culture, this project seeks to capture the essence of deserted studios and workshop spaces through discarded material artefacts and impressions. Traces left in the dust of time.


See LIVE at the Royal College of Art WiP 2021