With the doors of the world’s galleries shut tight at the start of lockdown, we asked 26 members to imagine they could have any work of art delivered to their door by an arty Deliveroo.
What would engage and enrapture them for the coming weeks of self-isolation? What would it say to them? How might it change their take on the world? Does it contain a story or is there a story behind it (real or imagined) that needs to be told?
Nine writers took up the challenge, choosing artists from Bruegel to Vermeer, taking in Henry Moore, Alfred Wallis and Ross Loveday (amongst others) on the way. The only restriction was three Instagram screens and their imaginations. The resulting work is exciting, unexpected and thought-provoking. You can see it on Instagram @26characters_
New brief klaxon
The next Flash Project brief will go
live in June. Set by John Jordan, 26 Flashes Unsung uses music for its
inspiration. Look out for the brief in your inbox soon.
Remember, there’s a one-week deadline
for your response. The challenge is to write fast, play with words and design
and get new ideas out there.