Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy
Talks and workshops
Somerset House Studios

Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy

13 Jan – 09 Feb 2020
Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy is a programme of six specially commissioned artworks that will explore the concept and practice of wellness.

The consumer economy has co-opted health and happiness itself. The wellness industry has imposed on us all the imperative to be healthy, happy and above all, productive. 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 of us on its tyrannical treadmill; by spending so much time looking inward, in pursuit of the ideal body and state of mind, we have less time for others. 

Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy provides audiences with possibilities for the practice of wellness beyond capitalism. The 2020 edition of takes place during January and February to coincide with the final weeks of Somerset House’s landmark exhibition 24/7 and asks how we can together advance our bodily and mental well-being in our non-stop world. 

Contributing artists and programme to be announcement in November 2019.