The second of a video diptych beginning with Apexing, Oasis is a montage of images of Instagram posts sourced through searches like #covidreflections. They capture Selected for their overoptimistic air they capture the short-lived phenomena of mass self-realisation brought on by a sudden profusion of free time in early Covid-19 lockdowns. Their depiction of playful freedom make for a stark contrast to Apexing. As Apexing depicts the unfolding dilemmas of 2020, Oasis depicts the escapism that only the internet could offer during self-isolation and the grim reality of global events.
By Bianca Tainsh
Music by Eco Futurism Corporation
Created with the support of Boxcopy, Brisbane.