'Mental Harbour' is a prototype and small summary of my past research about my position in world, my personal (Gen Z) struggles, and missing points of daily life.
It started after my moving to different country and starting a new life chapter.
I have realized that three main aspects are crucial when it comes to harmony with my inner self. These are creativity, mental health and religion.
Whats mutual with these 3 is affirmation; meditation; spiritual connection and balance in life. I started my new chapter with pure desire to create; I have been really interested in our brain's natural way of being creative.
an essay-letter I wrote about my generation's mental struggles
Then I moved to a topic of mental health, focusing on depression and anxiety disorders which are becoming a global issue, specially for my Generation Z, as a result of pandemic and really demanding society with expectations towards life and work standards.
I knew that I always wanted to be provided with possibility of teleportation to a different universe, where I can calm down and heal after any anxiety attack or just full of triggering stimuli experience.
Another conclusion came. There are already this kind of mechanisms in our world; like meditation and VR. I took a deeper look on first one, as it connects with religion and spirituality. During meditating, praying; you create sort of refuge for your soul; your inner universe.
As I already have mentioned, I have finally found a mutual point of the topics which I wanted to combine in my artistic work and my mental balance. My main three paths finally crossed. I am really proud with the effect and I wanna invite you to a mental harbour with visual and sound affirmations which consist songs, bible verses and special, playful kaleidoscopic visuals.
'mental harbour' is an interactive, audiovisual haptic space, where You are able to custom your projection with touch boards and additional web camera .
There is a visual and sound generative touch board in a shape of an eye and with a shape of an ear. The goal is to create a safe space to achieve a mental balance with words of affirmation as songs, bible verses, calming mantras and hypnotic, interactive animations.
I have decided to create this project with a touch sense base, as we consider touch as a very intimate way of getting to know the world around us.
This is sort of a power of affirmation in variety of human senses.
In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He existed in the beginning with God.
God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.
The Word gave life to everything that was created and his life brought light to everyone.