ITS A MAD WORLD CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (and STORY TELLER), 2020
By Satellite Foundation Co-Artistic Director SYLVIE MELTZER
IT'S A MAD WORLD is an online showcase of different perspectives on mental health, created by those with lived experience and the Satellite Foundation. Using different mediums, we share stories of the funny and the sad, the happy and the mad, when navigating the complex world of mental health.
It began as a place for people with lived experiences to meet and share their own stories of living with or around mental health challenges, creating a space to talk and laugh freely without reactions of pity, of platitudes or people not knowing what to say. Initially a live performance project, It’s A Mad World’s response to COVID 19 meant meeting in the Zoom room and evolving into this online exhibition where through a collaborative process six incredible young people shed light on the how the quirks of ‘madness’ bring colour and depth to life. Together, they challenge the stigma around mental health by offering a courageous dialogue that recognises these journeys as complex and changeable experiences.
H M DESIGN HANNAH MURPHY
set and costume design/maker
bachelor of Fine Arts (Production), Victorian College of the Arts