Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age
A User Guide
Edited by Vanessa Bartlett
Vanessa Bartlett is a researcher, writer and curator and producer currently based between London, Liverpool and Sydney, Australia. She is a PhD candidate at University of New South Wales, where her research explores digital art as a way of prompting audiences to reflect on their own mental health in the gallery space.
Foreword by Mike Stubbs Introduction by Vanessa Bartlett Image - Dora García (Spain), The Deviant Majority, 2010 (Single-channel video, sound, 34 mins) Text on Dora García artwork SOCIETY Image: Quintan Ana Wikswo (US), Carrie Buried Beneath Catalpa Beans // Mountain Sweep, 2009-2014 (Photography and text) Text on Quintan Ana Wikswo artwork Peter Kinderman Seeing Things Differently Image: UBERMORGEN (Austria), Psychos Sensation, 2014 (Mixed media installation) Text on UBERMORGEN artwork Image: Melanie Manchot (UK), Twelve, 2015 (Installation environment, three-channel video, sound, 25 mins 24 secs) Text on Melanie Manchot artwork Mark Fisher - Reflexive Impotence, Immobilization and Liberal Communism Text on Superflex artwork Image: Superflex (Denmark), The Financial Crisis, 2009 (Single-channel video, sound, 12 mins 25 secs) TECHNOLOGY Seaneen Molloy - Blogging about Mental Health Charlotte Wealthy - Using Apps to Support my Mental Health Text on Lauren Moffatt artwork Image: Lauren Moffatt (Australia / Germany), Not Eye, 2013 (Stereoscopic video, mixed media installation) Victoria Betton - Talking Back: Mental Health and Social Media Image: Katriona Beales (UK), White Matter, 2015 (Multi-media installation, video, sound) Text on Katriona Beales artwork Benjamin Koslowski - Mental Health in a Digital Age: Lessons from Architectural Design Practice Text on Jennifer Kanary Nikolova artwork Image: Jennifer Kanary Nikolov (Netherlands), Labyrinth Psychotica, 2013 (Mixed media installation) CREATIVE PRACTICE Clive Parkinson - A Brightly Coloured Bell Jar A State-Sanctioned Aesthetic Image: the vacuum cleaner (UK), MadLove, 2015 (Mixed media installation) Text on the vacuum cleaner artwork Amanda Cachia - ‘Disabling’ the Museum: Curator as Infrastructural Activist Image: George Khut (Australia), The Heart Library Project, 2007 (Pulse-sensing hardware, computers, video projector, stereo sound) Text on George Khut artwork George Khut - Experiencing the Body Beyond Pathology Paul Dean - Doing Digital Art Therapy Image: Kate Owens and Neeta Madahar (UK), Me and the Black Dog, 2015 (Multi-channel animation, sound, 14 mins) Text on Kate Owens and Neeta Madahar artwork Text on Erica Scourti (UK / Greece) and members of Freehand (FACT's young people's programme) Digital project How to Access Support for your Mental Health – List of Links Editor Biography Artist Biography Artist Credits Exhibition Credits
Size: 210 x 148 mm
Publication: March 9, 2015