Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy
Talks and workshops
Somerset House Studios

Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy

Florence Peake, Leah Clements, Natasha Trotman, Rowdy SS, Stine Deja, Vivienne Griffin

13 Jan – 09 Feb 2020
Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy is a programme of six newly commissioned artworks that respond to the idea of wellness, described as the optimization of mental and physical wellbeing.

Time and again we find we cannot measure up to impossible demands, frustrating ourselves. Those who do not or cannot conform to wellness culture risk the contempt of those on its tyrannical treadmill.

Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy takes place during January and February to coincide with the final weeks of Somerset House’s landmark exhibition 24/7 and to quell pressures around any New Year’s resolutions. The programme asks us to reconsider well-being in new and unexpected ways, a refreshing antidote to the vast wellness industry that has fuelled societal pressures to conform, often creating an unrealistic and anxiety-inducing desire to be healthy, happy and productive.