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The Weekly Challenge, 7th October 2019 – The Slow GIF Movement

** Find the full challenge here: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists.com/the-weekly-challenge-7th-october-2019 **

In celebration of World Mental Health Day on the 10th October, this week’s challenge is set by artist Rhiannon Armstrong, whose ‘Slow GIF movement’ seeks to make flashing, jolting and repetitive online spaces more accessible to neurodiverse audiences with calming, gently looping GIFs (short loops of moving images). Find these slow GIFs here: http://www.rhiannonarmstrong.net/projects/slowgif/

Create your own ‘Poem Made from Words Found In The Bin’. Find a shred of paper with text on it – either from a shredder, or by cutting a newspaper, magazine or book – and use the letters you can see to create words around your shred. Let your letters lead to words and your words lead to phrases – can you create poetry from shreds of discarded paper? Your poem might celebrate World Mental Health Day, might be a love poem, funny poem, short poem, long poem – it’s up to you.

If you have more time: Turn your poem into a Slow GIF using GIPHY as a website or a free app. Record a short video of your shred ticking like a metronome (like Rhiannon’s examples) – and turn that video into a GIF by following the simple instructions on GIPHY. Find Rhiannon’s top tips at the web address above.

Find Rhiannon on Twitter and on the Slow Gif Facebook page:

Enjoy! Share using #slowgifs #64MillionArtists.