Mickey Vallee’s Grid of Nows

Mickey Vallee’s Grid of Nows project reflects on the uncertainties and anxieties of the pandemic and how it has affected our sense of being present. The project asked participants to submit recordings of themselves making tea (you can listen here), noting that “tea is the most consumed beverage in the world after water”. Grid of Nows reflects on how little rituals allow us to experience the present again, not the shadowy uncertain future or heaviness of the past, for the duration of time it takes to complete them.