“Gribble quotes Nina Simone’s idea that “an artist’s duty to reflect the times,” as it relates not only to the COVID-19 experience, but as a sentiment echoed in the experience-driven, technology-forward, collaborative realignment across these intersecting projects. The idea behind all of it is actually at its core quite simple — that this is a story to be written by every voice.”— Shana Nys Dambrot, LA Weekly
Great Pause Project is an open-source record of images + written reflections of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are a creative and multidisciplinary team developing a repository of the COVID-19 experience. As experts collect information worldwide, we are building a database for creative expression. Great Pause Project is entirely open source, available to a global community to reflect, share and document this unprecedented time. Great Pause Project is initiated by artists Isabel Beavers, Richelle Gribble and Elena Soterakis. Special thanks to Arch Mission Foundation.
LA WeeklyMeet The Women Taking Art From The Gallery To Cyberspace To The MoonJUNE 26, 2020
USC NewsMission to the Moon: USC Roski School of Art and Design Alum Prepares to Launch a COVID-19 Inspired Time CapsuleJuly 16, 2020
The AtlanticThis Is What We Train ForMay 2020
Issues in science and TechnologyGreat Pause ProjectMay 2020