Social Distancing and Its Undertone of Social Avoidance.

“Velvele” is a Turkish word. In English it could mean any of the following: fracas, riot, pandemonium, outcry, uproar, kerfuffle, hullabaloo, chaos, noise. Or it could also mean “being alive”. Neukölln, Berlin. Image by Emeka Okereke.

I have been thinking about this whole Corona Virus saga in a more cogitative way. What is it trying to say or reveal to us in its globally frenzied nature? For instance, why does it seem like it is taking out mostly the older members of the society while preserving the younger ones and children? A second example: In my work, I am preoccupied with the operative mechanisms of borders and…

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I am a visual artist and a hyphenate. I write (poems, critical essays, opinions). I write out of necessity. www.emekaokereke.com

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Emeka K. Okereke

Emeka K. Okereke

I am a visual artist and a hyphenate. I write (poems, critical essays, opinions). I write out of necessity. www.emekaokereke.com

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