The Quarantine Hotline
The second digital resident is Vuk Dragojevic. Dragojevic is a Serbian born artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Toronto.
Dragojevic’s project The Quarantine Hotline is an ongoing audio project created in March 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of the next few months, Dragojevic will publish an audio chapter each month through the digital residency and available here.
Part art project, part ethnographic study, the hotline is an attempt to document the collective experience of living through a global health crisis. At a time when physical proximity isn’t always possible, the free, anonymous line provides an outlet for callers to speak about personal experiences or observations ranging from serious to funny, mundane to absurd.
The Quarantine Hotline will be published as a 5-part audio series, made up of voicemails collected over the 2 year period since its inception. Listen to Chapter 1 and 2 below.
Chapter 1: Bored and Scared
Chapter 2: Eating Bad Soup
Chapter 3: Vaccine
Chapter 4: Lovesick
Chapter 5: Just Another Day
Vuk Dragojevic is a Serbian born artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Toronto. As a documentary storyteller, his work is motivated by curiosity and observation. Two recent projects are The Path of Totality, a short documentary in which he travels across the United States, tracing the path of the “Great American Eclipse,” and The Quarantine Hotline, a 5-part audio series made up of voicemails collected during the COVID-19 pandemic. He has recently been featured in The Globe and Mail and on CBC Radio, and has shown work in Canada, Italy, England and France.