The Fourth Dimension and How to Get There
These workshops have come out of a collaboration with the Wellcome trust, whom with we were looking at developing the narratives around Mental Health.
We wanted to move away from the current flattening frameworks of language that reduce evaluation to mere quantitative binary measures, preventing access to the full volume of someone’s experience.
“Trying to understand someone’s mental health experience is like trying to understand a 4D shape from a 3D plane; you never fully can.”
Reaching the 4th dimension (Mental Health Experience) from our realm may be an impossible task, but through acknowledging this, and attempting regardless, we are enacting a commitment to care that can get us to 3.5D. This fractional dimension, hovering between the 3rd and the 4th, is a realm of experience that corresponds to a more undetermined and reflective stage in the journey towards the 4th dimension.
The mind is often the sole tool we use to process experience, and the body disregarded. But perhaps where language fails us, or flattens our complex experiences, using the body can start to introduce additional dimensions.
These work in progress workshops are a call for care beyond empathy. The first took place at Goldsmiths University on 15/04/19, and the second at The Five Bells Medicine Gallery on 22/04/19.
Facilitated along side Frankie Storey, Kaiya Waerea, Lauren Coutts and Zoë Frost. (@scoobyscoobyscoobyscoobyscooby)