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Unknown Isolation

Updated: Apr 22, 2020

Written by Honor Klein

Read by Emma François and C. Noakes

Sound Design by Nick LawsWritten by Honor Klein

Read by Emma François and C. Noakes

Sound Design and Video Design by Nick Laws

Artwork by Buddug Hickson

We are so proud to share this fantastically moving piece, and are excited to share some insights from Honor with you about her inspiration behind her poem.

“The frustration of no knowing how long this will go on was getting to me but realising that dwelling on that was not going to help anything, so trying to find as many positives in this as possible. Thus, the second half of this was looking at the positives of the light at the end of the tunnel, the knowledge that this isn’t permanent!

[I] Love the artwork and the video, I feel the picture shows hope. That whilst we may be in a dark place now that soon we will flourish and be free again. The video I think is just very real which I like, very literal and inclusive of the current situation of coronavirus, especially like how the second half includes how the community is coming together presently with the inclusion of videos of people supporting the NHS.”

-Honor Klein



Insights from Buddug the artist...


"I liked how the poem transitions from feelings of uncertainty to perceiving change and possibility. I wanted to make the viewer see humans as plants to simplify the concept of change and evolution. I used a variety of colours transitioning from dark to light (negative to positive) similar to the poem. I also used bright uplifting yellows and greens that remind me of summer. The image shows a simple interpretation of the life cycle of both plants and humans. I wanted to show a human in isolation as if they were a seed waiting to sprout, I imagined the seed dreaming of summer and of bloom."

-Buddug Hickson Langford


This poem is part of 'Pandemic Poetry' a project for bringing together writers, readers and artist in this time of isolation. Please get in touch if you would like to be involved. If you were moved by this or influenced in any way we would love to hear from you!

Artwork by Buddug Hickson


This poem is part of 'Pandemic Poetry' a project for bringing together writers, readers and artist in this time of isolation. Please get in touch if you would like to be involved.





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