Gathering Your Thoughts

Gathering Your Thoughts

in Events June 7, 2022

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is back for 2022 with the theme of ‘Gather’.

This year they have had hundreds of events in their programme — taking place across Scotland and online — all using the arts to bring people together, challenge perceptions and promote good mental health for all.

 The AIMS Creative group have taken part in the festival this year by hosting an online film screening and discussion. The film we created explores the languages we use, with our words, voices, faces and bodies. Working across in person and online, we have been finding new ways to gather and communicate through film media. You can watch our film below.

Communication goes both ways, and we want to both communicate with our audiences and encourage spaces for audiences to communicate with us. We decided to facilitate a philosophical discussion event with the public, using our film as a stimulus. During the event, we generated questions and unravels ideas and be invited people to respond to our video work. We will be gathering these ideas into a creative work of their own, so watch this space!