The Big Anxiety
- When 27 Sep - 16 Nov 2019
CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD, PADDINGTON NSW 2021
TUES TO SAT, 10AM-5PM. CLOSED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
+61 2 8936 0888
The Big Anxiety – festival of arts + science + people, brings together artists, scientists and communities to question and re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century.
The Empathy Clinic
'The Empathy Clinic' is a project about the ability of humans to shift perspective and generate empathy for others. It examines the aestheticisation and embodiment of first-person, life experiences through art and interactive technologies, and the development of empathy in visitors and participants. The exhibition includes newly commissioned virtual reality artworks, set within an immersive environment, uniquely designed to challenge assumptions about what art does, and how perspective sharing affects us.
Sherre Delys, Eugenie Lee, Debra Keenahan, Volker Kuchelmeister, Wart and more to be announced. Exhibition design by Anna Tregloan.
Edge of the Present Alex Davies with JR Brennan
Made in collaboration with clinical psychologists and participants with lived experience of suicidality, 'Edge of the Present' is a participatory installation comprised of rooms that audience members navigate while wearing virtual reality displays. Architectural features and objects in the environment correspond with forms in the virtual world and have the capacity to dynamically evolve as the user progresses through physical space and the story.