NVM
(never-mind)

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA

 
 

FOCUS:

Exhibition Design
Curatorial Design
Multi-Media Installation
Workshops & Lectures

PROJECT INFO

NVM (never-mind) embarks on a journey into the uncharted realms of the human psyche. The phrase “Never Mind” denotes the “forget it” attitude which tends to be perpetuated when forced to address common mental health problems. The acronym “NVM” brings attention to modern-aged tech culture and the heavy reliance of abbreviations, creating a new culture of limited attention spans and unresponsive communication which impairs the mind’s ability to process thoughts and emotions.

MACRO WAVES reimagines the subconscious mind by utilizing installation and performance art as a platform to confront external and internal forces that affects mental health. Drawing inspiration from the philosophy of yin and yang, the three installations form a dichotomous representation of the chemicals cortisol (black space) and serotonin (white space), while highlighting the connections and balance established through the central neural network. Influenced by Japanese bondage and internet culture, the cortisol installation alludes to symbols of masochism and sadism, dissecting the escapist mentality associated with traumatic experiences. Comparatively, the serotonin installation triggers the opposing emotions associated with safety, comfort and bliss, while inducing complacent behaviors and attitudes.

Emphasizing the fundamental presence of two varying chemicals, the exhibition strives to activate a psycho-emotional healing state in all individuals, bringing forth self awareness, self control and balance in our mental health. NVM exposes the normalized, addictive and self-sought practices of self-deprecation, commonly ingrained into the unconscious identity of everyday people.

 
 
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Exhibition Programs & Events Listings

 

Thur, Oct. 19, 2017

Opening Reception

 

Thur, Oct. 26, 2017

Crystal Therapy &
Sound Healing Workshop

 

 

 

Fri, Nov. 3, 2017

Panel Discussion:
Exploring the state of mental health in the technological age of the 21st Century

 

Thur, Nov. 9, 2017

Closing Artist Talk &
Sound Therapy Session

 
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Thursday
10.19.2017

Opening Reception

DJ Sets: Das Boots and Joog Mac
Live Sound and Dance Performance: Joshua Icban & Nesbyth Rieman 

6:00—9:00
PM

 
 

Thursday
10.26.17

Crystal Therapy &
Sound Healing Workshop

Artist/ Herbalist/Healing Practitioner: Angela Angel
Sound Healing Facilitator: Jeffrey Yip

6:00—8:30
PM

 
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Friday
11.03.17

Panel Discussion:
Exploring The State of Mental
Health in The Technological
Age of The  21st Century

Featured Panelist: Jul Custodio (Mental Health Therapist SFSU Wellness Centers),
Ravi Chandra (Psychiatrist/Author of "Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of
Social Networks) and Sheila Rivera (Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
Filipino Mental Health Initiative - SF).

Mediation Session: SAMi SEE

6:00—9:00
PM

 
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Thursday
11.09.17

Closing Artist Talk &
Sound Therapy Session

The closing event for NVM (never-mind) with a casual artist talk
with exhibiting artist and final Sound Bath therapy session with Jeffrey Yip.
Let's chat about the concepts behind the NVM exhibition as well as
self care and healing through art.

6:30—8:00
PM

 
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