Not × Alright

Mental Health and Depression

Art + Information

alright is a multimedia project on depression, trauma and suicide publishing films, visual art and stories. It explores and artistically researches emotional pain in general and depression in specific through art pieces, films, songs and interviews. The project creates an infrastructure for an artistic and educational sharing space around mental health and depression which can be continuously filled and made all works freely available.

Produced and published by VOIIAGE.ORG

Abstract

The project generally explores pain and depression. It does so on two levels: from the individual experience to the systemic causes. The story of the individual, relatable and moving, creates an emotional response, which is then used to get people interested and inform them about the structures into which this individual is embedded, and which (in part) create the situation.

These systemic causes can include but are not limited to: Systemic Racism, Colonialism, Patriarchy, Transphobia, Homophobia, collective trauma like war and migration. The project aims to include a diverse set of voices, artistically as well as scientifically and psychologically. Each collaborator gets paid an agreed upon amount of money for their work.

Multimedia

For the first phases the project is web based in form of a very professional and sleek, minimalist website. This enables various mediums to come together in new ways. Artists are effectively given an online exhibition space which they can fill with various mediums simultaeously: text, images, sound, music, gifs.

Individual and structure

Where suitable links to corresponding articles are placed. These explore the social and economic background structures that lead to the explored issue.

At the same time each of the articles contains links to art pieces exploring the issue from an individual point of view. This is done via tags.

Individual

The artists are invited to select or create works that explore issues important to them for which they might not find words. Art is utilized to fill a void, the void of appropriate words to communicate feelings that seem to be beyond communication. Here art can unfold its potential by taking us onto a journey and make us feel things that we relate to or that we dont know yet.

Interviews

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Systemic

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Something Awsome

Not Alright

Diversity

The project aims at amplifying diverse voices while being aware of the limitations and the fact that many artists will be based in Germany and thus have some homogenous background.

Artist pages

If desired each artist gets their section with their bio, links to their work and contact information. Artists can also choose to use pseudonyms or publish as collectives.

Collaboration

Commissioned artists are invited to collaborate with other artists preferably from other mediums on projects.