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Mindscapes

Mindscapes is an international cultural programme that aims to support a transformation in how we understand, address and talk about mental health. 

Combining diverse perspectives and expertise, the programme includes artist residencies, exhibitions, public programming, events, 'I Hope This Helps' (a crowdsourced documentary) and publishing.

Being staged in a number of cities around the world, including Bengaluru, Berlin, New York and Tokyo, Mindscapes centres hyper-local conversations about mental health and wellbeing that have global relevance. 

Mindscapes brings together culture, communities, policy and research, and is informed and inspired by Wellcome's mental health programme.

Artists in Residence 

During her Mindscapes Bengaluru residency at MAP, Indu worked with a network of community centres and opened a new space called Namma Katte - a space for leisure, a space for women to exchange stories of care and mental health. These stories will inform a collective artwork.

Indu Antony is an artist who previously trained in medicine, often working with communities to express the inequalities of gender, class and caste.

During his Mindscapes Berlin residency at Gropius Bau, Kader continued his research into repair, exploring the immaterial wounds that haunt German society.

Kader is a French-Algerian artist and theorist whose previous sculptural, visual and theoretical works are inspired by the question of the visibility and invisibility of the wound.

During her Mindscapes Tokyo residency at Mori Art Museum, Yuki worked with affected communities to explore the social and emotional impact of domestic violence in Japan.

Based between Tokyo and Kanagawa, Yuki Iiyama is a visual artist who works primarily with video and other forms of archival, audio-visual materials. Utilising interviews and personal testimony, she examines power dynamics between individuals, society and history as well as processes such as stigmatization.

During her Mindscapes International residency, Cecilie’s work has explored the history of industrialised labour practices and their connection with contemporary digital data labour as both pertain to the mental health of workers.

Within her regular practice, Cecilie often employs artificial intelligence (machine learning) to create artworks, that critically reflect upon our human entanglement with technology.

During her residency, Mindscapes Writer in Residence Priya Basil has been travelling internationally to places where biomedical and traditional approaches to mental health meet, gathering reflections for an Atlas of Mental Health.

 

In her writing Priya will use personal stories to deepen the narrative and show how she is situated in relation to the rich themes and concepts she engages in her writing.

During her residency, Mindscapes Artist-in-Residence at Large Christine Wong Yap has been engaging with communities across the globe – including teenagers in Bengaluru and New York, library patrons in Berlin and senior citizens outside of Tokyo – to develop zines (self-published magazines) which reflect their perspectives on belonging.

Current Projects 

Previous Projects 

About Mindscapes 

One in four people experience a mental health problem every year but, for decades, treatments have hardly progressed. A holistic scientific, social and cultural approach is needed, now more than ever.

Through a range of cultural activities, Mindscapes will provide new perspectives on how people and communities in different contexts live with and seek solutions to their mental health problems. 

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