“The World of Care!!!” (Journal of Visual Culture & HaFI, 5)

This is the fifth instalment of a collaborative effort by the Journal of Visual Culture and the Harun Farocki Institut, initiated by the COVID-19 crisis. The call sent to JVC’s editorial board, and a wide selection of previous contributors and members of its extended communities, described the task as follows: “There is a lot of spontaneous, ad hoc opinion-making and premature commentary around, as to be expected. However, the ethics and politics of artistic and theoretical practice to be pursued in this situation should oblige us to stay cautious and to intervene with care in the discussion. As one of JVC’s editors, Brooke Belisle, explains: ‘We are not looking for sensationalism, but rather, moments of reflection that: make connections between what’s happening now and the larger intellectual contexts that our readership shares; offer small ways to be reflective and to draw on tools we have and things we know instead of just feeling numb and overwhelmed; help serve as intellectual community for one another while we are isolated; support the work of being thoughtful and trying to find/make meaning…which is always a collective endeavour, even if we are forced to be apart.'” TH





“The World of Care!!!’” was produced by a pupil at The Meadows Primary School Lincoln, with artist Ruth Ewan in 2016 as part of her project “The Difference” commissioned by Gymnasium Projects, University of Lincoln. More information can be found here.
Ruth Ewan, artist, Glasgow, Scotland
April 21st, 2020 — Rosa Mercedes / 02