Thousands of refugees make their trip across the sea, not knowing what’s on the other side, forced because of war, political and economic reasons. Leaving everything on their hope and search to a promising better life, reclaiming their right to live. Totally clueless and powerless, they step aboard of rubber boots on bizarre and unthinkable conditions, not knowing if they ever going to make it to the other side. This scenario is something that we, the western world, will not know, and therefore it’s almost impossible to imagine what it’s like, to be in this situation.
Therefore the students of the IDW workshop ‘Mind the gap’ created their own artful sea full off obstacles, making it possible to visualize this problem. At the same time they're forcing people to take a different easier route because there is one and making people think about it. This is what makes us the lucky ones, there is an alternative, but what if there was none? Would you do the same, would you take the boat? The answer to this question that’s created by this workshop is very intriguing and calls for reaction. It makes people more aware of this horrible problem and on the other side how lucky we are, and that we should never take that for granted.