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The World Health Organisation officially declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a year ago today (11th March). Can you recall some of your memories or thoughts during that time?

EMMA TALBOT:

I was getting ready to go on my Max Mara Prize residency and quickly began to realise how impossible that looked. The seriousness of the pandemic hit hard – apart from the threat of getting the virus (I got pneumonia at the end of March, so was shielding) all my plans for the year had to be postponed and I had to reconfigure how and where I was working and how to survive financially. Thankfully, I got an AN/Freelands Foundation grant which was a huge relief. Significantly, the impasse of lockdown also gave me space to teach myself to make animations from scratch, something I’d never done before, because I hadn’t had the time.