By Lucy Gaizely, (over)protection Lab participant
In lockdown I learned:
I hate zoom alot
being an artist isn't an essential worker
social media is toxic and makes me unwell but I can't delete the fucking apps,
I can run really far when I am in the zone
I like gin too much.
I dwelled through Lockdown and into the subsequent period after this that I was unessential and unneeded. I had my heart and soul set on doing what I thought we would do and couldn't move beyond that, simultaneously in my house, a house of 6 we were overrun with computers, phones and TikTok. My 11 year old had her birthday in lockdown proper and got a phone, we allowed TikTok and it seemed to frame for good and for bad everything from that moment on.
Inspired and alarmed by TikTok, 21Common decided to make a film about TikTok, boredom, loneliness, love and restrictions. We invited 11 children to work with us and 2 vocalists to work on a soundtrack. We made ANYONE a 26 min film to be watched on your mobile phone.