During a six weeks long artist residency in September and October 2020 five pairs of artists from Sudan and Germany had the opportunity to discuss what moves them and find ways to overcome the distance between them with online applications and platforms. Their collaborations reflect the socio-political struggles of their communities, finding similarities and differences, a process they express artistically. The aim was not only to produce works of art discussing the transformative circumstances the artists and all of us live in right now but also to experiment with the digital tools available across borders. The residency creates the opportunity to reflect on how an artist residency could be possible during a pandemic, how we can connect in a meaningful way and reach an audience without physical spaces being accessible and how we can use digital toos productively and securely in transnational art projects.