12 refugees from OC Linkeroever in Antwerp wrote moving stories to their fellow citizens.
10 refugees from OC Uppsala in Sweden wrote moving stories to their fellow citizens.
One brave Syrian refugee wrote a letter to her fellow citizens.
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Moving Stories and Blue Zones
'Blue Zones’ is the artistic transcript of the travels of each refugee that collaborates in ‘Moving Stories’. ‘Blue Zones’ is a scientific term for a place where people grow exceptionally old due to some beneficial circumstances such as safety, healthy food, social engagement and family life. Schellekens & Peleman created a route plan of each refugee’s original home address to his/hers new home in a GPS system. Additionally they made an inventory of each street they had to pass from their current address to the addresses where the letter they wrote for the Moving Stories project was posted. Both routes where then mixed and outlined as a graphic representation of the path they have followed. A maze of blue lines, crisscrossing the canvas, appears and forms literally a blue zone. Schellekens & Peleman then recorded the directions of both routes and the content of the letter in a sound program, giving sound to each piece of text.