Set in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, The Garden of Maladies touches on various kinds of physical and mental maladies affecting individuals and societies in the Anthropocene and their lingering effects. Playing with notions of suspended time and uncertainty, the animation references the coronavirus, breathing, and their connection to biosecurity, biowarfare, confinement, and what constitutes a safe haven.
The Garden of Maladies, animation still, 4:36 minutes.