A New Beginning

Who are you and who do you want to become? And what if you had to reinvent yourself? In A New Beginning I work with young people who, after their flight to the Netherlands, go in search of their (new) identity. The young people express themselves with tattoos, poems, rap or Instagram posts. They look cool and tough, but they are also fragile. Together with me they started looking for a way to tell their story.

I asked them what they feel when they think back to their journey, when they think about their fears, nightmares, the loss of their parents. What image, shape and color do they envision? How would they portray that? But I also look at their future. How do they see themselves, now and later? Where do they get strength and pleasure from?

It resulted in an outdoor exhibition and a series of multimedia stories.


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