Over the last while, an idea has sprung up in Andrea’s and my mind. Wolfson has an incredible array of talent, ranging from writing, to music, to film, to dance, and beyond. While we might be limited in showcasing this talent like we used to, different times call for different measures. As such, we decided to look back to the 14th century for inspiration.
After the Black Death ravaged Europe, Florentine poet Giovanni Boccaccio published his “Decameron” -- a collection of short stories and tales told by a group of ten young men and women sheltering from the plague over a two-week period. For ten nights, each person told a story, totalling a combined 100 stories in the end.
Our idea is to create a Wolfson Decameron. We want to collect art created by you under the impression of this global pandemic and lockdown. What we are looking for are contributions of any artistic kind (writing, photography, music, film, drawings, paintings, etc.) which we can then compile into a digital anthology once all of this has come to an end. The artworks don’t have to directly relate to the current situation, but it’s more of the idea of offering a glimpse into the cultural richness that Wolfson offers nevertheless.
— Alexander Kloß (2019) and Andrea Kocsis (2016)
This website will soon showcase some initial submissions, but we are continuing to accept new pieces as well as those dating back as far as March. Include a title, the day/time period during which it was created, and your name if you want it displayed (if not we treat it as an anonymous submission) and submit it here.