"The voices "
Is a digital exhibition of artistic visual materials that aims to provide psychological support to every survivor who was exposed to various types of violence and serious attacks during the tragic period that our country (Sudan) is going through.
By using art as a sublime language that conveys deep and creative feelings and forms the voice of everyone who has no voice and echoes in the ears of the world" this issue must be heard".
By our unity we form our salvation .. peace prevails in our brown land.
It is dedicated to her/him
Those who resisted the hands of the damned tyrants and are still bleeding, those who were deprived of the right to feel safe, every blink brings them back to cruelty and the night tells a lot.
To everyone who has been assaulted, we want to say: You are not alone, we can not feel what you feel, but with what we realize of the amount of severe pain in your story, we cannot go beyond our desire to be your safety, always with you, until peace and tranquility return to you as it should.
The Sudanese revolution was and still is an icon of the great struggle that all artists are inspired by, which makes them create worlds of creativity and expression that draws from it the spirit of the country, making it bloom again.
As 'TheHub.Sudan' , we decided to show clearly the extent of our solidarity and the warm unity with those who were robbed of their security, safety, and the joy of life from their eyes. Those who still recall the tape of memories of pain that paints deep scars on their hearts that refused to heal, feeling lonely and a lot of sadness during what they live through life, seeing the salvation in which lies the prosperity of our spring, we the grieving Sudanese nation.
In the “Sudan Revolution Exhibition” project, a number of promising talented artists gathered together, who added their different touches and distinctive perceptions that significantly enriched the experience of supporting survivors of the unfortunate events that took place during the Sudanese revolution, through the humane language of art, that speaks as a voice of all who have no voice , to show prominently what kind of suffering felt by whom who have lost a lot, with a loud voice and clear words in a broad line on which all merciful and supportive hands meet.
In our conversation with the artists, the Sudanese artist Alaa Haddad shared her answer to a question: How can art help in addressing humanitarian issues? And the answer was: "Awareness is one of the most important points that art can reflect. Art with all its different kinds can tell and explain the problems, difficulties, and imbalances caused by harassment, sexual and verbal Abuse on the survivors. And it enables us to understand - to some extent - the seriousness of this topic and its consequences on survivors, their families and the people around. And how can we, in our revolution, help these people, stand with them, and show them that they are not alone, and that we are all with them, and we will bring their rights back”.
Artist Hashem Nasr added “By highlighting what is unspoken and what is not permissible to talk about, and to convey the voice of people living with the issues in a way that serves their ability to speak or heal from its effects”. Samia Issa; a young graphic designer said “Art helps us to recognize the community issues and how we can treat them". The illustrator Muwaffaq El Sadig, told us that “art helps in telling survivors who have been subjected to persecution that they were not in it alone, there is no need for them to be afraid, but to go and seek help in order to end this persecution, art also tells the rest of the people who are not aware of these harassments, that these attacks exist and there are people exposed to them and just because it didn't happen to them it doesn't necessarily mean that it doesn't exist , because the human confidence is more in the sense of sight. When we produce a strong artwork, this affects the person in a very personal and strong way and makes him believe the issues raised and begin to treat them from himself and his surroundings”.
Then we moved to talk about their expectations and what do they are looking to achieve through their participation in the project, in which the artist Mohamed Adam commented saying: “I hope some issues are resolved through shedding light on the negativities in our society”. The artist Maab had her own expectations which is to help with her art the survivors, and make them feel “heard”. Ahmed Adam, who designed the magazine cover, indicated his desire to achieve a goal for himself when he said: “I will participate in our great revolution in every way. Art helps in delivering messages in a simple way that understood by the majority” .
Esraa El Amin and Razan Ahmed; the two artists behind the project said that the project doesn’t end here and we will continue to support the survivors through workshops and others upcoming initiatives that aim to improve their conditions, and provide hope. we hold our hands together and we pull each other as if we are one soul moving forward.
Always with you
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I believe that physical or psychological wounds do not mean breaking, so I chose to embody the principle of hope in embracing wounds that they sprout a rose, an expression of healing from within.
With this piece, I focused on visualizing the main three emotions,
- The fish represent the eyes yet being ghosts as not visible to others, and being cut off meaning that the past encounters "abusers" who died still has an effect as a ghost.
- The awkward pose and the عنقريب showcasing the instability.
-The dark surroundings at night encounter numbness, quietness, and loneliness.
Darkness hollowness defensiveness everywhere, no light no colors, nothing but horror and fear.
The focus in the middle, the dark circle that behold a yellow peaceful hand been presented to an evil dark purple hand by green hand that yellow trusted as it's father but also, we see hesitation. The green could also simple to military that supposed to serve and protect. On the top we see a raven witnessing this event, but the raven is a simple of death and bad luck. In the bottom we see a drowning hand locked inside a bottle trying to escape out to be presented to the yellow one, but there's a rat watching to make sure they will never be together in peace.
The night must pass, and the chains must break..
The light creeps into the room some rest..
My work is inspired by the hands, I chose to embody the principle of access to help as it is the first stage of recovery and the embodiment of the wounds with roses sprouts from the womb of suffering, as an expression of the principle of hope for the inevitability of recovery.
Resuscitation. And the unsettling questions, what's next?
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