Summer School

MIES. TV Love Lockdown Vienna

With the opportunity to tell an international story, the following films focus on individual experiences of romantic and familial love in the time of a pandemic.


Whilst the scale of the emergency has been worldwide, the coping mechanisms found in each country feature humane similarities shaped by differences in cultural and legal landscapes. As an international team of filmmakers, the paradox of both limited collaborations and increased communication in these times are shown when these stories are told together. Can digital and virtual spaces house the emotional connection for two lovers? Lockdown and closed borders initiated a long-distance relationship where the challenges of technology and shared digital spaces question whether human emotions capable of growing in these new spaces.

Organised by MAXXI in collaboration with Copenhagen Architecture Festival / part of Future Architecture, Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union