Frames Of Mind

Frames of Mind started as a small pilot in 2014 when we worked with adults with mental health issues who attended Carisbrooke House in St Leonards on Sea. We made a short video about the fun and joy that was experienced by all as they went about making puppets and bringing them to life using stop motion animation.

 

You can watch the short video here:

https://vimeo.com/77440551

 

East Sussex County Council liked what we had done so much that they asked us to roll out the same activity further into the county during 2014 and more sessions took place in Lewes, Hailsham and Bexhill.  We made a documentary about the project and you can watch it here - it's a lovely piece of work:

 

https://vimeo.com/114601407

 

 

 

We were successful in receiving Arts Council funding to carry the project on and it exhibited in the Towner Gallery, Eastbourne during which some of the participants of the project helped to run workshops for members of the public.  A group of artists with lived experience of mental health built a life sized set with large puppets in order to help recreate the homes of their childhood.  Visitors to the exhibition were able to explore hidden writings with UV torches and play with marbles, a cassette player and tangled UV yarn.

 

You can watch interviews taken from the launch of the exhibition here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyWZPI0Sz2w&feature=youtu.be

 

              

 

The installation that was at the centrepiece of this project -  'The Lights Are On' -  conducted a small tour of arts venues, giving workshops in sewing and drawing as part of the project.