About Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy
An annual series that considers individual and collective health and wellbeing through a programme of newly commissioned artworks, films, workshops, and conversations.
Undoing the mythology of the ‘good body’ and the histories of self-reliance perpetuated by ‘wellness’ in its contemporary configuration as a capitalist construct, Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy seeks to explore its perceived binary opposite – ‘sickness’ – as a way to propose an inclusive framework of existence for all, whilst prioritising those whose experience of sickness is not temporary, and who encounter systemic oppression and stigmatisation around disability, chronic illness and mental health.
(Non) Normative Imaginaries and (Im)Materialities (NNIM), 2023. Commissioned by Somerset House Studios.