The 2019 summer festival season is getting closer and closer. Artful people such as photographer Bikramjeet Singh, commonly known as Vic, and his study subjects of Mo:Dem Festival 2018 will tell you an inspiring story of individualism and freedom to put in your backpack.
In the Northern hemisphere the spring of 2019 is upon us and so is this years festival season. Like any other summer, on one hand, you’ll have the generic brand-exploited, sponsor-money showered festivals that deliver a standardized PG-13 package with a city skyline backdrop.
In contrast, on the other hand, you’ll also have highly individualistic, fringy, subculture festivals, which are operating on a fraction of a budget of the aforementioned ones. Nevertheless, these are manifold in creativity and evolution from one edition to the next.
On top of that, the people behind these underground-like events, often take extra care in selecting scenically picturesque nature locations for the festivals to be held at.
One such festival that fits the latter description is the annual Mo:Dem Festival. Held in the Mediterranean country of Croatia. Situated in a fairytale-like woodland, that is if anything, what can be mistaken for a rain forest from a Star Wars movie. This festival is surely one of its kind in choices of location, props, art, and visitors – the so-called modem heads.
As a matter of fact, this view is supported by the organizers themselves, as they express…
“We believe that we are blessed with opportunity to use one of the most beautiful festival locations on the planet, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We feel strongly about both our beautiful location and the environment. One of our top priorities is to maintain and return it to it’s pristine condition, so we and everyone who comes to Mo:Dem Festival, can continue to enjoy it for many years to come.”
Moreover, and equally important to the care for the natural setting that this festival takes place in, is the care and consideration for its visitors. What is referred to here is PsyCare, undeniably, one of the festival’s more important features.
“PsyCare is a service dedicated to people undergoing difficult drug-related experiences at festivals and music events.
This idea was born from KosmiCare, a harm reduction program created by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).
Kosmicare UK was born in 2009. as an independent organization branched out from KosmiCare at Boom Festival, which set the standards for responsible psychedelic support service.”
Hence, with all of the above thoughts considered, to illustrate further what results such commitments have yielded. The following pictures from Mo:Dem will give you the reader a taste and view of the setting, the spirit of the people and their artful creativity.
It is with those respects, the pleasure of waitingfor420.com to let Vic’s photography speak more than a thousand words. Through these captured moments, of what went down at Mo:Dem Festival 2018, it is our hopes that more of these islands of peaceful gatherings crop up in the future.
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