Somerset House Studios | Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy, 2018

By Somerset House

In January 2018 Somerset House Studios presented a dynamic six-day series of artist-led approaches to the concept and practice of wellness. Through a programme of newly commissioned artworks and events, Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy presented an alternative and unconventional approach to the concept and practice of holistic wellness. Featuring Marija Bozinovska Jones, Phoebe Davies, Zarina Muhammed, Bad Vibes Club, inner u, Madeleine  Botet de Lacaze and Chani Nicholas.

Self Optimization - Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy by Marija Bozinovska JonesSomerset House

Somerset House Studios artist Marija Bozinovska Jones explored ideas of self and its preservation in our technological age, questioning what the self means in an era of algorithmic logic?

Resistance Training - Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy by Phoebe DaviesSomerset House

Phoebe Davies and sports specialist Alex Bowmer led a physical training session exploring resistance and competitiveness through collaborative movement, team / pack mentalities and collective strength.

GRWM: i wish i was a ghost! a narrator! a disembodied voice! - Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy by ZARINA MUHAMMEDSomerset House

Zarina Muhammed presented GRWM: i wish i was a ghost! a narrator! a disembodied voice! at Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy, an intimate public reading that explored the gap between the conscious self and the physical body via the phenomenon of the youtube beauty vlogger.

Breathe Imperative - Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau and Hamish MacPhersonSomerset House

The Bad Vibes Club is a forum for research into negative states. Using breathing and visualisation techniques, artists Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau and Hamish MacPherson presented a guided meditation for the contemporary work place, taking you from exhaustion to exuberance and beyond.

A film created for Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy, a series of artist-led approaches to the concept of wellness.

Astrology - Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy by Madeleine Botet de LacazeSomerset House

A Spiritual Map for our Creative Self. Artist and astrologer Madeleine Botet de Lacaze hosted a performative workshop that explained the importance of astrology for leading a creative life.

Film created as part of the Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy series, an alternative and unconventional approach to the concept and practice of holistic wellness.

inner u - Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy by Inner USomerset House

inner u brought the party to Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy with a night of installation, music and performance investigating desire on the dance floor.

inner u is a London based party rooted in the idea of the club space as a house for self-expression.

Inner U by Inner USomerset House

the uncollective - concept by Eve Stainton, Michael Kitchin and Sara Sassanelli, performed by Michael Kitchin, Sara Sassanelli and Monsur Mansoor at inner u, Somerset House Studios.

Inner U by Inner USomerset House

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Inner U by Inner USomerset House

Will Coldwell - inner u at Somerset House Studios

Inner U by Inner USomerset House

KX performance by Marikiscrycrycry/Toadofsky

Inner U by Inner USomerset House

Lewis G Burton (INFERNO/Maison des Fous)

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