Funded by the program Hessen kulturell neu eröffnen from the Hessian Cultural Foundation, I created the artwork “It is what it is.”
The daily number of Corona deaths is retrieved from covid19api.com. It is calculated how many seconds it takes until another person worldwide has died from the virus. Whenever that happens, the dot at the end of the text is colored red. The color then slowly fades back to white.
Donald Trump said this sentence when he was asked in an interview with Jonathan Swan at the beginning of August 2020 about the high number of deaths caused by the coronavirus in the USA.
Update: Since May 15th, 2023 the API that i used to get the data from is discontinued, so unfortunately it doesn’t work any more.