DACS - Episodes
Daniël Matakupan serving DACS - Episodes
Designers Against Child Slavery is a Design Collective that enables creatives from all over the world to rise up against the child sex trade. We want to see just how effective artists can be when they start breaking the boundaries of Culture, race, religion, and backgrounds to unite for a just cause, and use their unique styles and talents to give a voice to the voiceless. We are a group of Artists with a passion for making a difference in the world. We leverage our unique gifts and styles to produce artwork, with the intentions of raise awareness about the child sex trade and inspiring others to find a way to use their talents to impact with world.
The name of the new DACS exhibition is "Episodes". This exhibition is all about telling the story of a trafficking victim, through our art work. So we will be literally illustrating the "Episodes" of a victims story. This Exhibition will show in New York City, September 15, 2011.
"You never forget your first time...
I can still remember mine... It has ruined me inside...
He was 31... I was 5..."
Interiority - was the theme I've chosen for this illustration. It's about a woman, named Kai. She has a beauty outside, but inside (the other half) she felt so miserable, sad and dead... Why? Because she was a victim of child slavery back in her childhood. She has been abused... With the first time I mean, "having sex", and in her case, the search for "hope" back then, was and still is hard to find... Because her first time was, well... "He was 31, she was 5..."
Key concepts: sexual abuse, afraid, nightmares, sad, innocence, mesarable, unhappy, hope