room 6

the survivor

Judy Young |

‘Young Hats’ a spinoff from Young Hoops

Miss Young is a practicing artist in circus and theatre aka Young Hoops. She moved from Australia to Amsterdam in hopes to find a circus to tour with, alas, her dream was thwarted by Covid-19. She stayed afloat by spinning her secondhand haberdasheries into a hat collection. 

 

Young Hats uses 100% recycled materials that are handpicked to mimic royal theatre curtains and clown pants. 

 

Photographer: Juliette Garms

Stylist: Judy Young

Models: Jouke A.Fleege, Tamara Da Fies, Ayoub Ouchkif, Pam Schokker, Manon Wilkens

Vivi Karia | THEY DIDN’T CHOOSE ME

Vivi is a mixed media artist from Nairobi. Her object looks at the limitations of archiving during unprecedented times. She does this by boldly exploring and documenting how the pandemic and situations like lockdowns make her feel everyday.

Atefeh Fahiminasab | Untitled

Atefeh Fahimi Nasab was boin Tehran in 1990. She studied art at the University of Tehran, and so far she has participated in more than 20 exhibitions inside and outside the country. 

 

Atefeh is a woman, an artist and a lover of all beauties. Here she presents society’s view of women. Women are depicted with limited colors and wobbly lines, expressing fear and surrounded by darkness, but still standing with beautiful eyes, a deep and hopeful look, but still without strength. The hope is that women will laugh out loud without fear and be themselves; that they will not be forced to wear a mask and be badly judged based on the thoughts of others and that they will not be looked down upon. The hope is that one day full equality between men and women will be achieved.

Zoë Jackson McGrath | Metamorphosis

Zoë is a law graduate attempting to navigate these laughably limiting times by focusing on the things that can’t be taken away even in a world at a standstill. One such thing being words and the infinite way in which they can be arranged to express anything. 

 

Metamorphosis was written in a forgotten notebook of poetry written aged 18, and still struck a chord when found 5 years later. It reflects a desire for a life that is dynamic, in suggesting that happiness can be found through growth and change, whether to surroundings or internally.

Sinéad Mooney | ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO QUIT? [EVERYTHING NOT SAVED]

Sinéad Mooney is a poet and playwright hailing from Kildare, currently in her second year of Communication Studies in Dublin City University. The primary themes of her work are identity, change, gender, and the searing, gut wrenching emotions associated with being young and painfully alive in the modern era.

 

This is an ode to the violent grace of choosing to erase, delete, wipe, start over. Change is terrifying, but exhilarating; destructive, yet full of renewal and promise. Once our current pandemic era comes to a close, it is vital that we do not simply return to our bad personal, spiritual, and creative habits of old. Everything not saved will be lost– but that loss can transform into rebirth.

Fatima Razavi | Knife Dance

Seyedehfatemeh Razavi was born in Iran and moved to the UK, where she lives now. She studied sculpture and she is currently studying Fine Arts at Middlesex University.

 

This idea came to her at the beginning of quarantine. This painting was reactive of her feelings of being locked down in her house. She was expecting difficult times like everyone else. And she was questioning myself and the world around me.