‘This is Not a Photograph of a Policeman’
Saturday 19th September 2020, four days prior to the introduction of stricter restrictions of the gathering of people and opening hours of hospital venues during the resurgence of Covid-19 infections.
How do people react when presented with information outside of their everyday routine?
Do they stop and examine, turn away and ignore, carry on unaware or destroy it?
At 10am Manchester interacted with a cardboard policeman carrying a bundle of deflated latex gloves and a message of ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’.
At 11.15am it was removed by Arndale Security assisted by a homeless man.
I don’t know whether I should be annoyed by its short life or worried it lasted so long.