Miami Corona Project
By sharing daily videos through his Cortada Projects platform, the artist will update the community on current news and honor the Miami-Dade residents who have succumbed to COVID-19.
Cortada will also create artistic interventions and “conversations” to capture community voices as a real-time record of the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on Miami-Dade County.
The Miami Corona Project is based on a consistent online presence that engages individuals through a variety of platforms. At a time when social distancing is the norm, this web-based project will give voice to individuals who feel disconnected from society.
The project will serve as a real-time record of the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on Miami-Dade County, while also providing an outlet for cross-communal engagement between a multitude of individuals. Through the diurnal chronicling of data and information related to the virus, as well as a series of participatory art projects, the artist Xavier Cortada will capture stories from individuals across South Florida in real time as they are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The project is presented as part of the University of Miami COVID-19 Rapid Response effort.