Daniel Friedman is a visual artist and musician raised in Tel Aviv, now a resident of Paris for the last 30 years.
This video was filmed during the lockdown in Paris, one evening at 8:00 p.m, when many people clap from their balconies and windows. Originally a tribute to the health staff and over time it became a ritual, and maybe even for some, an opportunity to ‘socialise’.
I was somewhat embarrassed to play in front of my neighbours, most of which I hardly know. I choose this video among others, despite the fact that it is probably not the best one, because it captures the unique and spontaneous mood of the moment when I played for the first time, while everyone was clapping, from the scaffolding currently around my building.