Following the outbreak of COVID-19 recently declared as pandemic by
World Health Organization, and the consequent application of quarantine
measures by many countries, Portuguese artist collective wr3ad1ng d1g1t5
announced the call for e-mail art / art by e-mail “ART IN QUARANTINE”.
Having in mind the potential of this initiative to constitute a
unique and artistic historical archive, as well as its interdisciplinary
nature in the promotion of bridges between arts and health, during 40 days (14-03-2020 to 24-04-2020), artists from all over the world were invited to send their artworks created in isolation via e-mail. The result was an online gallery, representing an alternative chain of transmission and a laboratory for sharing, reflection, and artistic creation with more than 300 authors from 57 different countries.