Corona Mond - 2´52", colour, sound, Full HD, Germany, 2020

Corona: a white or colored circle or set of concentric circles of light seen around a luminous body. (
Nothing in Chr. Brech’s three-minute video hints at the phenomenon described above.
Yet the artist titles his video, filmed at 8 p.m. on the evening of April 7, 2020, Corona Moon.
Effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are evident in the mauve-tinted sky. Reduced air pollution and a contrail-free sky reveal moon and stars in startling and unexpected intensity. Birdsong rises above the scarce traffic. The warning cries of a blackbird pierce the spring air, intimations of discord in an otherwise idyllic scene.