Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy
Talks and workshops
Somerset House Studios

Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy

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08 – 13 Jan 2018
Somerset House Studios
New Wing

A dynamic six-day series of artist-led approaches to the concept and practice of wellness. 

Through a programme of newly commissioned artworks and events, Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy takes an alternative and unconventional approach to the concept and practice of holistic wellness.

Wellness is a multi-million dollar industry built on the premise of controlling our unruly bodies to become healthier, happier and more productive. At no time is this campaign most heightened than January, capitalising on an individual's guilt over their indulgence during the preceding holiday season. “New Year, new you” campaigns are rife, bombarding us in our social media feeds, giving unwarranted advice on approaches to self-improvement, often with a hefty price tag attached.

Health vloggers, insta yogis and celeb endorsers have contributed to a new culture of consumable wellness, where a healthier, happier, more productive you is only a conscious cleanse away. We are seduced into a preoccupation with ourselves that inevitably leads to frustration when we don’t measure to our own and others’ expectations.