Super Space is taking this week to give voice and space to all the artists who have been prosecuted, murdered, made silent, or slandered because of their beliefs. This week, we honor those who were jailed or mistreated because of their artistic truth, because of their work, their talents, or their refusal to give up their beliefs. We are remembering artists dead and alive who have sacrificed all they have in the pursuit of artistic truth, freedom, and power of creation.
Super Space is taking this week to acknowledge all those artists who have been wronged, cheated, have had their work stolen from them, their sense of value diminished by pressures, artists who have been publicly attacked, marginalized, shamed, forced to remain quiet, by the used of liars, group pressures, politics, slander and other dishonest means.
We are taking this week to honor all the artists who are and have been discriminated against, based on their race, gender, origin, physical appearance, disabilities, accents, religious beliefs, or lack thereof.
We are honoring artistic work, artistic truth, and all those who died in pursuit of it. We honor those who devote lives to life force, transformation and creation and who spend part of their day creating. We honor those who lived and died humiliated, without a voice, without protection, without support. We honor those who have no one to be on their side against attacks, liars, critics, and bullies.
We honor those who were forced to shut up, to comply, to conform to mediocrity and society, those artists who died hungry due to social and political persecution, those who gave up on their work because they were too scared to continue and face the wrath of society, stigma, pressure and constant rejection.
We honor all artists who breathe, live, and dare to defy rules, live honorably, authentically, and according to their conscience and sense of truth.
We see you, we need you, we honor you all. By doing what you do every day, you guide us all to a better place, you illuminate human suffering, human spirit, and human experience.
Starting from my own experience, I am aware of numerous others who's experience and power has been compromised by many of the above mentioned means.
Do you know artists like this? If you do, please leave us a comment or write to us directly - we would be happy to celebrate their work directly or anonymously.
Thank you for reading,
In 2017, SUPER SPACE is serving as a vehicle to facilitate Created to Create Project.
CREATED TO CREATE
INTRODUCING ONE ARTIST PER WEEK, FOR 52 WEEKS IN 2017.
Beginning, January, 1st, 2017
ACTORS, ARTISTS, THEATRE MAKERS, FILM MAKERS, DESIGNERS, TEACHING ARTISTS, STUDENTS all chosen because they spend a part each day creating. Artists will be chosen in no particular order.
Introduce artists from different parts of the world. People who use different mediums and whose practice is at a different skill level. A thing they all have in common is unique sense of style and self-expression.