'Home Alone (One, is the loneliest number)' - A view from outside showing text projected on the curtain of an open window at night time

1 May 2020
Alexandra Street, Victoria Garesfield, Rowlands Gill, Gateshead
Photograph (Digital)
Not what you're looking for? Try a new search


The Picturing Lockdown Collection was created during April and May 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. During seven days the public were asked to submit photographs that they felt best represented their experiences of lockdown in England, and from these submissions one hundred representing all the different geographic regions were chosen to be archived with Historic England. Alongside these images, ten artists were commissioned to produce their own images over the course of five days, representing their lockdown experience. These were supplemented with images by Historic England’s own photographers. Together, the Picturing Lockdown collection forms a permanent visual record of this unusual time in history.

This photograph, taken at 00.50 on 1st May 2020, is the third of six images depicting the lockdown as experienced by the artist Aidan Moesby, and represents the North East region. The artist has written the following text to explain how this image documents their experience of lockdown: "When the white noise of digital lockdown subsides this screen message from google hangouts encapsulates the joy of down time and heightened degree of isolation. It questions the experience of alone-ness and the boundary of domestic home on both sides of the curtain – blurred by the digital/work invasion into the home."


This is part of the Volume: HEC01/036/02/02 Picturing Lockdown Collection: Artists' Submissions - Aidan Moesby; within the Sub Series: HEC01/036/02 Picturing Lockdown Collection - Artists' Submissions; within the Series: HEC01/036 Picturing Lockdown Collection; within the Collection: HEC01 Historic England


© Coralie Datta

People & Organisations

Photographer: Moesby, Aidan


Health And Welfare