Brendan Dawes
The Art of Form and Code

States of Mind

What does your mental health look like right now?

Created at Nexus for the Group Therapy exhibition at Fact, States of Mind allows people to create abstract 3D shapes in response to the question “What does your mental health look like right now?”

Using a custom built console, visitors to the exhibition twist and turn the controls to manipulate the object, changing its shape and colour in response to the question. When they’re happy with their creation they simply press the yellow “done” button to save their object into the public gallery, where other visitors can see what they’ve made on the beautiful Tilo screen.

The created objects will inform a range of workshops and creative activities throughout the duration of Group Therapy.

States of Mind Production Credits
Director / Interaction Designer: Brendan Dawes
Producer: Claire Spencer Cook
Production Company: Nexus Interactive Arts
Props Designer: Robin Crowley
Royal College of Art: Benjamin Koslowski, Tom Simmons, Roberto Bottazzi
University of Wales Trinity Saint David: Professor Karen Ingham
Supported by The Creative Exchange