The mental health benefits of engaging with the arts is recognised worldwide but increasingly those who are responsible for making and sharing work are facing exhaustion.At this time of collective uncertainty Eat. Move. Sleep. Repeat. is an opportunity to come together and discuss strategies for stability. How can we find our own equilibrium when the ground is constantly moving beneath us?
Join Emily Furneaux, Emma Jayne Park and an exciting group of artists to talk, think, collaborate and question how the way we work can better serve our wellbeing using practices that focus on food, movement, sleep and ritual.
EAT - Emilie Baltz - Wed 20 May
Best known for her delightful innovation work in food & technology, Emilie uses food as a medium (and metaphor) for designing experience. Emilie is based in New York City, is a founding members of NEW INC, the first museum led incubator hosted at the New Museum, and is also part of the founding faculty of the School of Visual Arts Products of Design MFA program.
MOVE - Wed 27 May
SLEEP - Wed 3 June
REPEAT - Wed 10 June
Taking place on Zoom over four weeks, each session will focus on the practice of an invited artist. They will share an example of their work, lead the group in some of their approaches and answer questions before the space is opened to broader discussions with those in attendance. Guest artists will be announced weekly on the event page and social media.
The events will be a precursor to the launch of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival Online Artists Socials which will invite people who explore mental health in their work to come together informally, develop a peer support network, discuss best practice and enjoy watching performance together.
If you have any access requirements, are unfamiliar with Zoom or feel there are other barriers to attending please get in touch and we will work with you to ensure the session both feels welcoming and meets your needs.
Eat. Move. Sleep. Repeat. is an event created with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival and funded by Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund.
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