"2020" is a nod to the turbulent and stressful year 2020. It refers to the anxieties of our time - pandemic, climate change, social justice. Will we be able to institute a positive and constructive change or be caught in our old routine and keep mindlessly scurrying about not being able to focus for more than a minute? The boy at the San Francisco MOMA mesmerized by the Andy Warhol clouds with a portrait of Mao in the background and neglected by the adults is am image that stuck with me as a symbol of our time.
Footage shot in different cities - St Petersburg, San Francisco, London, Vallejo, Orinda, Bakersfield – became a primer for this canvas. The score was also composed for this particular piece.