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Metaphors we live by -...
This is my response to Annie Pui Ling Lok's 'Metaphors we live by' performance at Dance east. My reading of the work was that it explored routine, relationship, the familiar/unfamiliar and ritual. To respond to these ideas I overlaid performance footage, staggering its timing to let figures drift...
Inspired by Paper jam
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Until tomorrow comes
This work was inspired by the piece of music Suburban train by Audio Obscura with its dark electronic glitches and abstract soundscapes.
Inspired by Suburban Train
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Achluophobia– Fear...
Photography
Inspired by Fear
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Nostalgia 懐旧
Some chill stuff made in FL Studio 12 Has a very chill vibe that can relax you and make you think about the good times in life
Inspired by Healing
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Beneath the Surface
My inspiration arose from Emily Godden's 'Medis Informacija'. I loved the image and this is just something I created as a result of it. I didn't intend for it to turn out that long, so apologies!
Inspired by Medis Informacija
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To Hell And The Woman He...
A response found deep in the trenches of volatile relationships, learning to grow or die with the punches.
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No swish
Express the beauty in the broken.
Inspired by Signs
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15-bis
Using the forms developed by Laurel Berry in her work 'Fifteen' and also rediscovering the original light lines from Mark Aaron's 'A portrait of modern loneliness' - I reworked those finger tracings with colours directly lifted from Laurel's work . I imagined that I was trying to find answers to...
Inspired by Fifteen
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Brother
'Brother' represents the mounting responsibilities in post university life, but also hope that they are completely manageable. The inspiration for this piece came when I realised that I don't miss being in full time education. Although I met amazing people and enjoyed my course, I was crippled by...
Inspired by Self
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The Fragile Tower
The emotion attached to this image is pride in the most destructive sense. As an artist, you walk a tightrope between feeling worthless and priceless. A towering ego, constantly fed and created by an ouroboros of delight and despair - all in the view of the public, who can build you up or tear you...
Inspired by Ego
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Mistaking Thought For...
Conflicting multiple levels of self watched from a perfect above - filled with applause, empathy and derision - then a true brutality comes - from a lack of fear, and not even knowing there's nothing to lose - stiff metal antlers made from things easily within reach clash and chime revealing the...
Inspired by Ego
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abandoned
Image out of the frame, bench solitary and relaxing
Inspired by In the spotlight!
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The Power of the Arts
"Art can be a weapon" inspired me to think about the power that art in all its forms has over people. It influences us, gets us fired up and brings us together. That sums up what "The Power of the Arts" is all about.
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Self
As I grow older, the things that bothered me about myself suddenly became my Merit Badges. We are our own road maps. We should honor and be proud of that fact. I am.
Inspired by Self
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Untitled Me
I find it difficult to write about myself. Even writing this is taking me forever. I could just leave the description, sometimes it's nicer to just look at a picture and think 'That's cool' or 'That's shit', kinda makes it easier. The only way I can describe this picture is an explosion of...
Inspired by Self
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Untitled 01
This piece started of as a collaborative project responding to physical space. My self and three other artists that work within a studio space responded to the space we work within. We drew a detail with in our studio and gave the detail to an each other to respond to. From this we decided to...
Inspired by Cosmic
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Self
The Challenge Each and everyone one of us are unique - from our fingerprints to our thoughts to the way we dress - all of these things help to build up our identity and the thing we identify as 'self'. Pop My Mind invites you to react boldly to the idea of self. Be unapologetic in your...
Inspired by The Pop
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Cosmic
We challenge you to react to the theme 'cosmic'. How can you respond to the idea of space, stars, planets or the universe in your own unique medium? Be bold, creative and free! Reward This call-out comes with an award by our partners DanceEast in celebration of their new performance this Autumn...
Inspired by The Pop
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Staff Picks

Pageantry
When you think of make-up you think "Pageantry" ... When you think Pageantry, you think Miss Universe.
Inspired by Pop a Product
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Breach
'Breach' is a piece of video art curated by Ryan Walker and Joshua Mutton. We made this piece to convey a sense of information being formed and shared within the space of virtual worlds. I used datamoshing, a technique that distorts pixels within the film footage to create a sense of confusion...
Inspired by Formation
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Life's Work
The first and last thing that anybody ever works on is themselves. You never stop growing and being altered by your experiences, creating an ever-changing work of art in a single human life.
Inspired by Unfinished
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Storm Passing
This piece is created working wet on wet with drawing elements and some layering and wiping away. I'm always inspired by organic elements of nature and this "popped" piece, Storm System and the lovely use of blue.
Inspired by Storm System,...
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Brit Lib
made with a sample
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Water for everyone
This piece is inspired by the world problems of the lack of water in the modern world
Inspired by Water
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Refugee Crisis
The focus is always on the crisis, the wicked immigrants. What about those that actually need help?
Inspired by Refugee
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Material Men Redux Promo...
This is my second pop of Material Men Redux. I was listening to the track of my original post while watching the video and found that the tempos of the two sync up nicely. I decided to really try laying my audio over the video and am very pleased with the result. Hope you enjoy! I only own the...
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The Power of the Arts
"Art can be a weapon" inspired me to think about the power that art in all its forms has over people. It influences us, gets us fired up and brings us together. That sums up what "The Power of the Arts" is all about.
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An Essay on Love
A short essay on love, sparked by the irritation of people and the hardships to love them, written by Luke Mayo.
Inspired by Excluded from Joy
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Working Process
Drawing in sketchbooks and on paper is the way I explore ideas before moving on to a final piece of work.
Inspired by Process
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Loved Unto Death
Thanks to the meteorite, the world is coming to an end. What better time for a previously tongue-tied would-be romantic couple to share their true feelings for each other? In response to "What do you do now?", the poem "Loved Unto Death" tells the story.
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Save the Bees Challenge
Pop My Mind are working in collaboration with Just Bee to help SAVE THE BEES. Deadline: 28th August 2017 Midnight Did you know that 1/3 of all our fruit & veg produce is dependent on the pollination of bees? That includes, tangerines, strawberries, cucumbers and even the good old potato (mm...
Inspired by The Pop
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Giant Ash Floor Lamp
This one of a kind solid ash floor lamp is pushing the boundaries of what I normally do. This supersized floor lamp is handcrafted to look as natural a possible bringing a touch of nature into your home.
Inspired by FOREST in17
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Pride 2017
London Pride Parade Work created in response to the overwhelming number of people who turned up and celebrated our rights to be human. Though the talk surrounding Pride has become slightly cynical by some people this event for me is a true embodiment of hope. This years parade was full of...
Inspired by People Watching
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Time after time
Testing what happens with this silkscreen when it is shredded and weaved, as if it's a film that you cut , edit and mount again.
Inspired by FRAGMENTATION
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Temptation
An idea which sprang from the Pop My Mind 2nd Anniversary Party when this quote from Oscar Wilde was mentioned! Love fells even the strongest warrior....
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Watch Dance Class
Free workshop opportunity in Ipswich for Pop My Mind creatives…you are invited to watch a behind-the-scenes dance performance and create work in response to it whilst they are dancing! This is brought to you by our partners DanceEast. Deadline for registering: midnight Sunday 23rd...
Inspired by The Pop
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What Can You Do in 3...
What can you do in three minutes? We challenged you to create something in an hour, and then ten minutes....Now trendy mattress company Simba Sleep (simbasleep.com) want to see what you can do in three minutes for an upcoming social media campaign! The campaign is to promote Simba's new bed frame...
Inspired by The Pop
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Cruel World
Get stuck into this exciting new challenge - to create artwork in response to a single from the band Calva Louise! This is the first challenge of its kind on Pop My Mind so we're looking forward to seeing what you create... Calva Louise are a punk band who have been described as fusing 'surfy...
Inspired by The Pop
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Save the Bees Challenge
Pop My Mind are working in collaboration with Just Bee to help SAVE THE BEES. Deadline: 28th August 2017 Midnight Did you know that 1/3 of all our fruit & veg produce is dependent on the pollination of bees? That includes, tangerines, strawberries, cucumbers and even the good old potato (mm...
Inspired by The Pop
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Think Travel
PMM and Roseanne Ganley challenge you to let travel inspire you to create something new, and win a £50 travel bursary for your next adventure! Deadline: midnight Friday 16th June At Pop My Mind we’ve teamed up with Roseanne Ganley to support creative people with their mental health...
Inspired by The Pop
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Wave
A painting in response to the emotion joy.
Inspired by Joy
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Heroes
Chronicle Digital Storytelling and MH100 are celebrating the 100th year anniversary of Martlesham Heath Airfield, Suffolk - and want your inspiring artistic content to support their event! This airfield in a beautiful ancient area of heathland, and has played a significant role in World War 2...
Inspired by The Pop
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Opulent
We have an exciting new opportunity for Pop My Mind creatives: to have your work showcased in a window display of a premium shop in the heart of London! Submit a visual response to the theme Opulent before 30th December 2016 to be in with a chance of having your work placed for sale in an...
Inspired by The Pop
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Creativegrad
Try this new creative challenge to launch the official partnership of Pop My Mind and Photograd! Deadline: midnight Saturday 30th September A call out to graduates of creative courses: create a completely new piece in any medium and upload it in response to this challenge to have the chance of...
Inspired by The Pop
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Niji #4
Create new piece of work in response to Alvaro Sánchez' piece 'Cárcel' in order to be featured in Niji's online magazine and showcased to their thousands of followers! Deadline: midnight Monday 5th June This is the fourth challenge by our partner Niji Magazine, an organisation...
Inspired by The Pop
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A Moment in Time
This image is a predominantly abstract visualisation which skews and transforms a monotonous, repetitive moment in time.
Inspired by Sonification Live!
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Seeded Themes

Cosmic
We challenge you to react to the theme 'cosmic'. How can you respond to the idea of space, stars, planets or the universe in your own unique medium? Be bold, creative and free! Reward This call-out comes with an award by our partners DanceEast in celebration of their new performance this Autumn...
Inspired by The Pop
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Ego
Deadline: midnight Monday 16th October We invite you to respond to the theme ‘ego’ - our third DanceEast opportunity of the season, this is really fun call-out with a cool opportunity! The opportunity How can you express the concept of the self? The fluctuating state of...
Inspired by The Pop
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What do you do now?
Bringing you our latest opportunity for writers on Pop My Mind by Tamzyn Jackson and Jack Bailey! Deadline: midnight Tuesday 5th September This challenge is the first opportunity on Pop My Mind tailored specifically for our the writers and poets in our community. This is brought to you by our...
Inspired by The Pop
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Curiosity
We would like to see what sparks your curiosity? What makes you stop and wonder? This could be in the form of you showing us an experimental process of investigation, sharing the questions that keep you up at night when you are desperately trying to get to sleep for an early morning or anything...
Inspired by The Pop
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Tropical
Create work in response to the theme ‘Tropical’ in any medium for a cash prize! Deadline: midnight 31st July The theme We are looking for some stunning creative content in response to the theme ‘Tropical’. Think of paradise and take us there! We are looking for all four...
Inspired by The Pop
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Let's Talk
Deadline: midnight Monday 17th July Do you find that creating work of an artistic nature has positive benefits to your mental health and wellbeing? It’s time to let the work do the talking. Let’s talk features a collaboration with Pop My Mind and Suffolk Mind. We invite you to Pop...
Inspired by The Pop
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The Manchester Attacks
On Monday 22nd May, 22 people were killed and around 120 more injured in an explosion at a concert at the Manchester arena. This deeply shocking and tragic event has affected the nation and beyond, and many of the public are reaching out with support and condolences for the people...
Inspired by The Pop
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FRAGMENTATION
Fragmentation Use the theme of Fragmentation to inspire brand new work! Fragmentation can mean a lot to many different people. You could explore fragmented reality, collage, multiple viewpoints or try interrupting your creative process. Let your imaginations run wild! Responses in all mediums...
Inspired by The Pop
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Tranquil
Take us to your peaceful place with your creative expression, and help us to unwind...We challenge you to create work that gives off feelings of calmness and tranquility. Show us what 'tranquil' means to you through your unique creative art form - in perfect time for the 'month of mindfulness' in...
Inspired by The Pop
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Silk Road
The silk road was an ancient trade route across Asia, connecting the East to the West from China to the Mediterranean. The trade route carried many different goods including silk, religions, new technologies, philosophy, food, and diseases like the plague! Our partners at DanceEast would like you...
Inspired by The Pop
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Culture and Diversity
Pop My Mind Norwich are challenging you to create new work in any medium in response to the theme of 'Culture and Diversity'. Think of the vibrancy of other lands and the excitement of experiencing new places! Selected response to this theme will be curated in a week long exhibition hosted at...
Inspired by The Pop
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10 Minute Challenge
Pop My Mind challenge you to create a piece of work in ten minutes. What can you create under ten minutes? Respond to this challenge before 24th March to win a feature on our Facebook page and Instagram.
Inspired by The Pop
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Material Men Redux
Our partner DanceEast challenges you to create a new piece of work in response to this video. The film shows a sneak-peak of the dynamic performance 'Material Men Redux' - performed at DanceEast this month and choreographed by Shobana Jeyasingh. This dance explores the dancers' personal histories,...
Inspired by The Pop
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Pop a Product
We want you to create an impactful new piece of artwork, music track or moving image piece using an everyday product (such as food, drink or cosmetics) as a material or stimulus! This is your chance to go crazy and create something unique using a specific material. Think sculpting with cheese,...
Inspired by The Pop
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#EuropeEdition
You are challenged to respond to these images featured in the latest #PHOTOGRAPHY Magazine titled Europe Edition - exploring migration and celebrating European diversity. View the full magazine here: www.hashtagphotographymagazine.co.uk. React and respond to these images and the theme in any way...
Inspired by The Pop
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Formation
New year, new you, new opportunity! Pop another piece of work, or the theme of 'Formation', to be in with a chance of being exhibited in Norwich! All responses welcome, including film, creative writing and audio pieces. If you Pop another piece of work, please include the tag #Norwich so that...
Inspired by The Pop
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Niji #3
Start Popping to a new opportunity from Niji Magazine! Get featured on their online arts magazine and showcased to their thousands of followers, like former winners Lindsay Elise Jolly, Frederic Belaubre and Katie Borkin! Simply Pop one of the winning artworks from the last challenge: - Ignite...
Inspired by The Pop
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What Are You About?
Pop My Mind wants to know what you are about as an artist! This competition is open to all Pop My Mind members (new and old)…….all you need to do is up-load a piece of work to this theme showing what you think sums up what you are about as an artist by Friday 16th December. Then...
Inspired by The Pop
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Process
Pop My Mind wants to see your creative process. How do you create work, what goes into it, and what goes on behind the scenes? Respond to the theme 'Process' by midnight Monday 12th December, and selected responses will be promoted on our social media channels in the following week. Responses in...
Inspired by The Pop
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Change
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." - Frederick Douglass, author and human rights leader. Have there been any struggles or changes in your life or around you recently? Respond to this seed in any medium to explore what change means to you.
Inspired by The Pop
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Transition
Danielle Ash, Pop My Mind's Guest Curator, is selecting Pop My Mind creatives to exhibit work in the North West of England! Respond to the theme ‘Transition' by the 1st December 2016 to have a chance to be featured in the exhibition taking place in February 2017. Danielle is keen to showcase...
Inspired by The Pop
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Disappearing Acts
We challenge the Pop My Mind community to respond to this footage of 'Disappearing Acts'. Create and upload brand new work in response to this dynamic content by 4th NOVEMBER in order to be considered for an exhibition held in the Whistler Gallery, DanceEast. Standing at the forefront of dance...
Inspired by The Pop
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Nightmare
Pop My Mind were inspired by Lizzie's ghoulish creation to set a NIGHTMARE themed challenged! Let your nightmares and fear inspire you, create a dynamic new piece of work in response to this theme by the 24th October and we will share and promote selected responses on our social media channels...
Inspired by Into the Vortex
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The Happiness Project
Internationally renowned dance artist and DanceEast Choreographic Development Award recipient, Didy Veldman, launches her own company Umanoove with The Happiness Project, a choreographic investigation of western society’s endless search for fulfilment. Best known in the UK for productions...
Inspired by The Pop
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Pop 'Ignite the Mind' by...
Niji Magazine wants to feature more Pop My Mind creatives on their site! Respond to the winning piece ‘Igniting the Mind’ by Lindsay Elise Jolly by the 14th October 2016 to have a chance of being featured on their online magazine. Niji Magazine is dedicated to supporting and showcasing...
Inspired by The Pop
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Leviathan
We challenge the Pop My Mind community to respond to theses breath-taking images taken from 'Leviathan', taken by Steve Tanner. Create and upload brand new work in response to this dynamic content by 4th NOVEMBER in order to be considered for an exhibition held in the Whistler Gallery,...
Inspired by The Pop
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Found Objects
This theme challenges you to create a brand new piece of work using found objects. What will you discover on your travels to create a new piece of work?
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RUN
Fight or flight? There is always a choice. A gritty and explosive brand new triple bill from the award winning and physically adventurous all male 2Faced Dance Company. Featuring three new exhilarating commissions by world class choreographers Tamsin Fitzgerald, Lenka Vagnerova and newcomer...
Inspired by The Pop
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Double Bill
Create and upload brand new work in response to this content by 4th NOVEMBER in order to be considered for an exhibition at the Whistler Gallery, in DanceEast. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, Candoco Dance Company presents a double bill featuring bold and exciting full company works. These...
Inspired by The Pop
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Ignite
Niji Magazine challenges you to make an exciting creative response to this theme before the 5th September 2016. The winner of this theme will have their work publicised in the online arts magazine, giving you valuable exposure to Niji’s thousands of followers! Niji Magazine is dedicated to...
Inspired by The Pop
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Fatima
For British Art Show 8 Åbäke have constructed a fragile sculpture named Fatima from ex-voto body parts collected in the Portuguese town of the same name. Since 2009 Fatima has accompanied Åbäke on their travels, meeting people of different nationalities and professions in...
Inspired by The Pop
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Auditory Learning
Auditory Learning, Simpson and White’s contribution to British Art Show 8, is part of the artists’ ongoing project to distribute out-of-copyright archival material. Sourcing vinyl records of chart hits from 1962 – the artists have extracted 50,000 sounds to produce a ‘public...
Inspired by The Pop
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Data Goldmine
This theme challenges you to create a brand-new piece of work that conveys the enormous growth and usefulness  of 'big data'. Think of hospital databases, national security, transport networks; huge masses of data that are getting bigger and more valuable each day and that need to be easily...
Inspired by The Pop
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Pop My Mind's First...
On 22nd-25th July 2016, Pop My Mind celebrated its first birthday by hosting a multimedia exhibition at Little Dodnash Farm in Ipswich. Did you feel inspired by the exhibition? If so, upload your creative response to the event here!
Inspired by The Pop
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Pop My Mind is...
What does Pop My Mind mean to you? Upload a piece of text, image, film or sound that portrays your relationship with Pop My Mind.
Inspired by The Pop
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Into the forest...
Where will your forest adventure take you?
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Unfinished
Pop My Mind challenges you to upload a new 'unfinished' piece of work! This theme aims to explore what 'unfinished' means to different creatives. Responses in any mediums are welcome :)
Inspired by The Pop
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Beauty of the Beast
Create and upload brand new work in response to this content by 4th NOVEMBER in order to be considered for an exhibition at the Whistler Gallery, in DanceEast. Choreographed by Anthony Missen. Following a group of friends through a range of scenarios, expectations are high if you’re part of...
Inspired by The Pop
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Chinese Whispers
We challenge you to upload the beginnings of a brand-new piece of creativity that the Pop My Mind community can add to and build upon! For example, you could upload a drum beat, the first few lines of a story, a minimalist sketch, a short video sequence... the raw beginnings of something that other...
Inspired by The Pop
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Revolution
Create a visual piece of work in response to this theme by Monday 17th October to be in with a chance of having your work screen printed onto t-shirts and tote bags as part of our Revolution  exhibition on 27th October!  You will be credited on each t-shirt and tote-bag produced....
Inspired by The Pop
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Signs
Emotional signs, gestural signs, written signs, visual signs, auditory signs… what springs to mind when you think of the word 'Signs'? Responses in any medium are welcome. What will you create?
Inspired by The Pop
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Bursting
Pop My Mind challenges you to find an innovative and artistic way of bursting a balloon. Email oliver[at]popmymind[dot]com to be sent a PMM balloon.
Inspired by The Pop
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Current Affairs
Upload your artistic responses to current affairs here.
Inspired by The Pop
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Call for Artists
Data dependence is a project exploring the vulnerability of digital files and data. We are looking for artists to save data onto an 8GB flash drive to swap with another artist involved in the project. Each artist will then be asked to make work in response to data stored on the flash drive....
Inspired by The Pop
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Sonification Live!
Pop My Mind challenges you to create a new piece of visual work from which an interesting new sound could emerge! See the below video for ideas and inspiration for what you can upload in response to this sonification challenge.
Inspired by The Pop
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Healing
Outstanding responses to this theme will be showcased in a special pop-up exhibition at a local hospital.
Inspired by The Pop
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Paris Attacks
For thousands of years, the Creative Arts have helped humanity better understand tragic and deeply sad events. On the 13th November 2015, more than 128 people were killed and several others injured in gun and bomb attacks on the French capital. Upload your artistic response to the attacks here so...
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People Watching
People are fascinating creatures, aren't they? See what interesting behaviors and interactions you can observe and create something in response...
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Wood
One of the five elements of the Wu Xing, a conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields use to explain a wide array of phenomena. What will you create in response?
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Fire
One of the five elements of the Wu Xing, a conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields use to explain a wide array of phenomena. What will you create in response?
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Earth
One of the five elements of the Wu Xing, a conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields use to explain a wide array of phenomena. What will you create in response?
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Metal
One of the five elements of the Wu Xing, a conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields use to explain a wide array of phenomena. What will you create in response?
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Water
One of the five elements of the Wu Xing, a conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields use to explain a wide array of phenomena. What will you create in response?
Inspired by The Pop
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1 Hour Challenge
We challenge you to create something brand-new within one hour. Start the clock and upload your response here!
Inspired by The Pop
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Sadness
Sadness is one of six primary human emotions, as categorized by Professor W. Gerrod Parrott in 2001.
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Anger
Anger is one of six primary human emotions, as categorized by Professor W. Gerrod Parrott in 2001.
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Fear
Fear is one of six primary human emotions, as categorized by Professor W. Gerrod Parrott in 2001.
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Surprise
Surprise is one of six primary human emotions, as categorized by Professor W. Gerrod Parrott in 2001.
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Joy
Joy is one of six primary human emotions, as categorized by Professor W. Gerrod Parrott in 2001.
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Love
Love is one of six primary human emotions, as categorized by Professor W. Gerrod Parrott in 2001.
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