All over the world, people now face the same threat of the Covid-19 virus. Hospital workers report war-like conditions. But for most of us isolated at home, we are not struggling to tackle the disease itself, but the fear, uncertainty, loneliness and boredom.
As the material for these photographs, Løvberg uses everyday items that have suddenly taken on new meaning. During the last few weeks, ordinary objects such as toilet paper have become a symbol of survival and greed. People ran to the store to hoard masks, gloves, antibacterial cream and stock up on food.
Løvberg worked from the confinement of her home studio, where she transformed soap and hand sanitizer into a delicious dessert, an orange into a deadly virus and a matchbox into a tiny home. Her images capture the social ills we face right now.