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Confessions in times of Corona : Wissam Beydoun
In these unique moments of global confinement, Agenda Culturel goes to meet artists and cultural actors to listen to their feelings in times of Corona.
Do you think this situation will lead to a change? And if so, how?
I really hope that a big change can happen around the world after this pandemic (Humanity had the Spanish Flu in 1918 but nothing really changed after that). It is a chance for us humans to sit back and re-think our values and priorities in life. A time to make majors changes in our ways of dealing with Nature, Earth and ourselves. A time where more transparency is needed in the science community and from leaders around the world. Now is the time to build stronger communities among the nations. I hope we will not go back to the mentality of “each for himself”. A time to be more HUMAN.
What is your daily routine in confinement?
I am really happy with the confinement. Away from the hustle of daily life I can have a retrospection and redefine my approach to life and art. A time where I can explore new ideas, new media. I work every day, sketching, recycling old works, painting…It keeps me busy and help me think where I want to go. It is my meditation.
From the simple pleasures of an active life, what do you miss the most?
Family, friends…A nice drink friends.
What don't you miss?
Traffic, pollution, politics
To avoid boredom, what do you suggest to our readers:
BOOKS: Sapiens (A brief history of mankind) and also Homo Deus (A brief history of tomorrow)
Read again Harry Potter and Lord of the rings. We need magic.
APP TO DOWNLOAD: Lord of the board backgammon
MUSIC: All type of music
ANY OTHER SUGGESTION? Be productive in any way.
A word of encouragement:
Be positive. Be practical. Take a hobby. Anything that involves working with your hands. It might turn into a real passion.