How to thrive in lockdown, 2021
During the time of lockdown Paula has been observing shifts in her environment, that created the imperative to solely face yourself. Some people ended up in loneliness, others adapted in productive ways.
The myth of an artist’s life, especially in a time, where the mandatory audience is missing, is something she sees as a controversial identity issue.
With self-irony she creates a fictional persona, that represents a privileged and delusional „emerging“-artist, trying to get her s**** together in times of crisis. With this performance she wants to playfully demystify the cliché of the work as an artist, which people like to elevate on pedestals.
Documenting herself between managing her daily routines and failing them, creates an awkward and humorous picture, which she is keen to „making public“.