“Life has no meaning a priori… It is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre
First VOID PEOPLE sketch
The first exploration of the void was through a short rotoscoped animation. The film examined the sense of emptiness that emerges within self in the era of illusion in human connection.
This animation got featured on Mental Health Short Film Collection of ART WITH IMPACT: HERE
Recognized the relationship between VOID PEOPLE and the battle with depression
The experience had led to these insights:
Realized there is the need to accept and embrace the battles while advocating other people to do the same
Recognized how powerful the arts is in playing the therapeutic and advocacy role for individuals with mental health challenges
Felt the need and urgency for projects and initiatives that can cater to the needs of individuals who are looking for human connection
Recognized that there is a need to change the narrative around depression, and rebrand how depression is viewed
Needed a conversation starter to open up safe space for dialogues
Started using VOID PEOPLE to raise public awareness, support mental health-related organizations, and advocate for individuals battling with depression and anxiety.
Raised funds to support the work of the Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic & Consciousness Research and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline during the pandemic
Explored new media such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D printing
Exploring 'Violet under Warm Light Series' for therapeutic purposes
Actively seeking an artist residency program to incubate the concept further and experiment with different mediums. If you know any artist residencies that have an opening or would like to host us, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of VOID PEOPLE is to open up opportunities for difficult conversations around mental health challenges. VOID PEOPLE is in no way to be construed or substituted as psychological counseling, psychotherapy, mental health counseling, or any other type of psychotherapy or medical advice.