It's the first day of the lockdown in London when I speak to Anna Ridler on Skype, and I’m granted a look inside her studio in the middle of the crippled British capital. She's always worked from home, so you might think Boris Johnson’s restrictions wouldn’t change her daily practice very much.
But that's not the case. Spring is when Ridler presents her work at festivals the world over, and all those bookings are now falling through. I was originally supposed to meet her in Eindhoven at the STRP technology festival, but that didn't happen. She was also supposed to go to California for a presentation, but that has been cancelled, and she will also lose the money she would have received for the event – a personal disaster. Ironically, her work is about the evaporation of financial value.