'Exulansis' is an immersive environment that uses various artistic mediums to explore the concept of externalizing mental illness, in an attempt to open up a visual conversation on the topic. The work creates a space that simulates the interior of the artists own depressive mentality. There is black wool in dendritic style sculptures creeping from the corners of the room towards the viewer. The piece intends to cause discomfort and to place the viewer in the mindset of the artist during a depressive episode. It prompt's ideas that mental health could be considered by visual forms of communication rather than verbal. In presenting these internal cognitions in a tangible form the viewer can get a unique insight into the abstract feeling of the mental health sufferer.
Cassandra Cooper • Shelly Hopkins • Lara Jones • Lauren Pitson • Hannah Scoular • Megan Williams • Patricia de Souza •