Wake of the Flood (Onni Nordman)

Onni Nordman

Onni Nordman just managed to catch the last flight from Germany to Canada when the lockdown began. He had been artist-in- residence at the Max Planck Biochemistry Institute, where they had been among the first to study the novel coronavirus, in January 2020. Driving from Halifax airport to Sydney, overnight through deserted highways, he outran the winter’s biggest blizzard by an hour.

Wake of the Flood

Artist Project

Location: Crowell's Lot

Here is what happened: the sea rose and the well ran dry. That was 222 years ago, or maybe 22. No, it was 2 years ago. We crossed the sea of night, remember? Anyway, get out the pots and pans. Don’t just stand there dreaming.