Three Notes on Movement

 

I.

A map is a political expression, a projection of an individual truth. Cartography is never an innocuous practice—it is always leaning on a contemptible premise: that an entity must exist on a single side of a dividing line.

 

II.

A border is the declaration of an end to a thought. But nothing undermines a border like movement—to move is to shift the full-stop in a conversation.

 

III.

A bracket is a mental coffin. For example: the deletion of History from a nation’s high school curriculum, or a ban on a movie that attempts to discuss a nation’s civil war. But a bracket can only hold an inanimate body. Movement is the characteristic of every living thing.

 

 

 

 

 

*With photography by Eloghosa Osunde.