A new exhibition, presented by London-based creative studio Emulsion, aims to shed light on the relationship between mental health, technology, and art, while aiding vital mental health services. Titled SUB-MERGE, the show brings together several artists to consider themes of artifice, nature, identity, and perceptions of reality in response to recent world events.
“2020 has put considerable strains, changes and impacts on our mental state,” says Nick Hadfield, Emulsion’s photo and film editor. “SUB-MERGE is a reaction to one of our generations biggest challenges – our relationship with technology.”
Technology isn’t all bad though. As Emulsion notes in a statement, SUB-MERGE celebrates tech’s transformative potential in relation to image-making. “Using photography in its broadest sense, we wanted to encourage innovative and creative uses of new technologies, alongside our ‘natural’ states of being, to promote healthy living and to expand consciousness,” Hadfield adds.