Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy | Natasha Trotman: Subset/Reset

13 Jan – 09 Feb 2020

Part of Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy, a programme of six specially commissioned artworks exploring the concept and practice of wellness.

Single Channel Video

Neurodivergence is a term used to describe ways in which the human brain can function, learn and process information differently. Neurodivergence includes Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Conditions, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. Trotman’s film combines imagery and poetry to highlight certain neurodivergent perspectives. It explores non-normative perceptions and experiences of the everyday, trials, triumphs and challenges through the contributions of its participants, who have each worked with the artist to develop a verse of the narration. The film invites audiences to consider non-normative lived experiences and ways of being.


Natasha Trotman is an artist, inclusive designer, maker and researcher whose work focuses on mental difference and neurodiversity as a way to foster new conversations and new approaches to the world around us. Her work examines different ways of experiencing and processing the world – from people with hidden disabilities and neurodivergent communities such as people with dyspraxia and autism, through to people living with dementia; she also works with neurotypical people.

Natasha completed a Masters degree in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art in 2016. Most recently working as a Research Associate at The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Inclusive Design and The Wellcome Trust on the 'Design and The Mind' research project in the Wellcome Collection Hub, which engages and co-creates with neurodiverse groups and neurodivergent individuals. She has exhibited widely since 2013.