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Herakut & aptART 72

Herakut & aptART 72 Colors of a Warzone

LOOKBOOK 01/16 Street art by herakut as part of a an aptaRT project with children in the Syrian Refugee Camp Zaatari and children in north Jordan. During their three weeks of their stay, Herakut created 8 walls, 6 of which enlisted the help of children. They used topics such as „home“, „peace“ and „I am the future“, each giving the children an opportunity to participate in the creating and expressing of things that affect and move them. Everything from painting with paintbrushes, finger painting and making birds out of the tent canvas, specifically turning a symbol of their loss into a sign of freedom, peace and hope. In the face of all the destruction, sacrifice and fear, the kids still chose life-affirming colors, still laughed and took part in the workshops provided for them. In fact, the workshops were overrun, which lead to an unexpected extension of the „home“ mural, which is the written word „home“, made out of many little building blocks. Each building block was decorated by a child with their most treasured associations with the word. The main goal of this project was to nurture the perception that each child is worthy of appreciation as an individual building block. In Zaatari, Herakut created two murals on containers emphasizing the importance and value of water and how vital it is to keep it clean and share it with others. Much of their time was also spent interacting, eating and talking to the families. Herakut describes the lingering feeling in the camps as being similar to that at a train station: Everyone is waiting for the train to take them home, which never arrives. The idea for curating an exhibition occurred to Herakut while in the field. The exhibition titled „Colours of Resilience“, which was staged in the AusstellungsHalle1A in Frankfurt, offers a sobering insight into the world of the refugee camps. The event line up includes talks from Hera and Samantha Robinson and live music. / / In partnership with Acted, supported by Echo and UNICEF, © herakut & aptArt, Jordania 73

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