Generally considered a taboo topic, the subject of mental health is one that’s laden with stigma and stereotypes. But from now till Feb 8 2021, see social artist duo Hunny & Lummy confront and challenge this narrative at their newest art exhibition, ThisConnect: Threading Worlds.
Not your average showcase, Threading Worlds is supported by the Temasek Trust oscar@sg fund and offers a multi-media art experience across multiple venues in Singapore. It aims to encourage locals to ask for help and spread the message that support systems are available.
Unpacking the stigmas of mental health, it also hopes to address the crux of the issue by re-educating the public on what it is and is not.
Discover what the artists and participants have to share, individually and collectively, through the documentation of performative, instructional and participatory art.
Some of the highlights include I Feel You, a project that spotlights strangers connecting and sharing their deepest stories regarding loss, pain and vulnerability.
Then there’s Passing Moments which reflects on the collapse of time and space within a person’s psyche as one deals with the physical solitude experienced during the lockdown in 2020.
Also check out Tipping Point, which examines the metaphorical meaning of our emotions and thoughts, something that is intangible and invisible, through a three-channel video installation.
As the ongoing pandemic continues to take a toll on our mental health, learning more about the available support systems is crucial. In other words, this poignant showcase could not have come at a better time. So don’t miss out on ThisConnect: Threading Worlds, and remember: it’s okay to ask for help.
ThisConnect: Threading Worlds happens from Dec 17-Feb 8 at 1 Neil Rd., and other local venues including Temasek Shophouse and Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre. More information available here.