ThisConnect: What Am I, If I Am Not
Hunny & Lummy
Performance Art & Exhibition
30 Aug – 3 Sep 2021, 12 – 5pm, weekdays only
In conjunction with the September World Suicide Month and October World Mental Health Month, artist duo Hunny & Lummy will be presenting a multimedia fine art and mental health exhibition, entitled ThisConnect: What Am I, If I Am Not. The exhibition aims to highlight the importance of mental health through the performance art of, No Mud No Lotus. The unique relationship of the mud and lotus symbolises how one can emerge beautifully even after going through trials of pain, which is an integral part of mental health.
The artists will also be publishing a book launch and book recital of two art and mental health books contributed by 72 other mental health professionals and non-medical professionals such as politicians and influential leaders.
About the Artist(s)
Hunny and Lummy is a local social artist duo. We believe that the role of the artist is to question and analyse, and ultimately provide a sense of catharsis and healing through our art. We are par- ticularly interested in mental and emotional wellness issues, both on a societal and an individual level.
Our society is constantly on the go. We pride ourselves in being hardworking, we reward our- selves for our achievements, and we are always looking towards the horizon for the next best thing. Yet, we are witnessing a contradicting social and cultural phenomenon in society today. Despite the fact that we are constantly chasing for new goals in life, many people still feel lost, with no answers to the questions: Who am I? Where do I come from? In the hustle and bustle of our city, we always have places to go, people to meet. Yet our internal worlds seem to pale in comparison, and there are no maps to guide us through our complex emotional and mental landscapes.
Feeling lost and purposeless leaves a person feeling emotionally and mentally disconnected. Through our works, we create experiences within a safe space to urge the audience to question and uncover the root and core of their personal truths. In doing so, they can get closer to answer- ing the major questions in their unique and subjective realities, and hopefully start to make sense of their place in this big, vast world.
The collective launched an initiative and platform called ThisConnect.today, to champion greater awareness and more forwarding and integrative actions taken towards mental health, emotional wellness, suicide prevention through experiential art and conscious conversations, from individual level to societal level.