WAVE Collective invites you to submit to our next open call WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN exploring themes around mental illness. Please address all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org following our submission guidelines. Deadline is the 23rd of March.
WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN references Newton’s first law of motion – the apple that went up will again plummet to the ground – emotional highs are followed by emotional lows. This specifically refers to the dramatic cycling of moods in mood disorders, but is relative to anyone who has ever encountered any form of mental illness[...]
[...] We cope, we create, we excel, we fall down lower than low and emerge from it humbled, tender, bruised and climb up the ladder again. We are careful – we are foolish – we are fast, slow, anxious, depressed, medicated, stigmatized, moody, irrational, angry, frustrated, empathetic, and acutely aware of what it is to be human[...]
WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN is a celebration, a memorial, a shout in the dark, an open space sharing the intimate troubles of the mind – displaying how they hurt us but also how they are a part of us and what we can create out of them. It is not a celebration of madness – true insanity and the unbearable perils of the mind in pain is nothing to celebrate but surviving them certainly is[...]