Guy Noble

Unknown unknowns

Guy Noblehas pondered tunnelling his way beneath borders to raise a baton interstate, as the Prime Minister’s optimistic “snapback” strategy snapped.

Donald Rumsfeld said in 2002 during the Iraq War that there were known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns. I feel we are all pretty much mired in the third category at the moment. Everyone has been discombobulated by this virus, but no sector more than the arts, as musicians and actors and dancers and singers all wonder if we will ever be able to get back to performing.

Suddenly the idea of a profession that requires a great number of humans to come together in an enclosed space seems like a very bad career choice. Even if a venue...