This call-out is currently open for submissions!
Riedstra, an artist and member of the Pop My Mind community, is launching this challenge to spark a creative dialogue around the tragic state of affairs in Syria and the effect this is having on the 10s & 1000s of people who are now wandering the world searching for refuge. So, we’re inviting you to do just that!
Riedstra started her own project around this topic in 2015, titled (©)Riedstra Project Nameless Peoples and would like to invite you to react to her work and the wider topic as a whole.
“To be named refugees as part of anonymous numerous groups that are wandering around in Europe and elsewhere around the world is one thing. To be able to give these people a face is another. This as an artist is my small contribution.”
Reactions in all forms welcome including words, poetry, music film or even dance.
The most poignant and thought provoking reactions will be showcased in a blog article and shared across Pop My Mind’s social media channels.
The deadline for creating work (if you wish to be considered for this award) is midnight Wednesday 31st January 2018.
The selected piece will be chosen by Riedstra & Team Pop (the staff at Pop My Mind) within two weeks of the deadline.
Response in all mediums welcome, strong messages of expression encouraged.
As an artist, Riedstra reacts to the contemporary society and estrangement in a large context. This is one of her projects.
She started this project back in 2015, when the war in Syria was at its height, with illicit bombing.
“Images flooded the media of at least 1 million people around the world knocking at Europe’s door. And now, 2 years later, it is very sad to see how the situation has been damaged by terrorist attacks and the aggressive reaction this created worldwide towards refugees in general.”
“Even today tens of thousands of people wander around the world seeking refuge and safety for themselves, their children, their families and their future. Politics and religion are in great conflict, therefore fences are built around our countries shutting them up in inhuman camps, as if they are potential criminals.”