A still from Ana Vaz's film Occidente. It shows a woman's manicured hands with a shiny dark blue acrylic on a background of sea and sky,
Online Event
Somerset House Studios

Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy

02 Feb - 07 Mar 2021

New commissions, films, workshops, and conversations considering our individual health and collective wellbeing by exploring societal and ecological issues that affect both people and planet.

The ‘new normal’ of distanced interactions and cycles of isolation have left us reliant on the ever-permeating presence of digital technologies within our daily lives. How might we collectively (re)engage with ourselves, one another, and an ailing planet’s health in this time of crisis? Are there strategies, histories and lived experiences that might help us reflect on the current condition, offering us a road map to create healthier, more progressive futures? 

2021’s edition of Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy sees contributions from individuals within the arts and sciences to propose critical, practical, and speculative strategies that explore the sensory, the spiritual, the social, and the environmental to unpack notions of contemporary health and wellbeing. 

Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy is kindly supported by the Adonyeva Foundation.