A firm handshake, a kiss on the cheek, hugging someone at a live music show and share the moement together —
these simple but precious communications are among the polite gestures now on hold indefinitely because of social distancing guidelines. Some of these gestures and habits are considred important communications in most countries. That precious culture is now considered 'Things you should not do'.
Because Covid-19 is a virus and not visible, even indirect contact people need to care for it.
These emotions are built into the very core of people and won't go away.. at least for long time.
queuing in supermarkets
Social distancing means leaving 2 meters space between people
As the coronavirus pandemic rapidly sweeps across the world, it is inducing a considerable degree of fear, worry and concern in the population at large and among certain groups in particular, such as older adults, care providers and people with underlying health conditions.
In public mental health terms, the main psychological impact to date is elevated rates of stress or anxiety.
But as new measures and impacts are introduced – especially quarantine and its effects on many people’s usual activities,
routines or livelihoods – levels of loneliness, depression, harmful alcohol and drug use, and self-harm or suicidal behaviour are also expected to rise.
To protect oneself from catching, to not infect others.
This newly found 'Common Sense' now affects restaurants/bars/diners/pub/hub around us and some even suffer from evil stares from opening said places.
Here at Tama Art University,we found out that the online courses we made to protect the lives of students makes some students lonely and made them feel like they do not belong.
We often have a moment questioning ourselves what we are doing now is really the right path. The right thing to do in medical fields, the right thing to do ethically,in a time of uncertainty noone can prove what is right and wrong.
Various phenomenon reacts with each other and as time goes by thins turn to unexpected. Each decisions we make now are only proven when time passes and all the numbers are on the table, and only then we can see things clearly sometimes.
In a time of covid-19 the uncertainty and insecureness we feel when we 'contact' others. The racism and stereotype with the age groups were born.
I made this art to think about how our mindsets changing to the point we feel'threatned' by what we contact/touch. And take a long look at what we have become and share it with you by visualizing them.
of the 'contact/touch' we make and re-