HappyHere is a participatory, immersive light installation, created for Pig Rock Bothy, which uses colour and light to visualise thoughts and feelings. The technology turns visitor’s answers to seven simple questions into a narrative of light and colour, featured on a custom-built screen in the installation. After dark, Pig Rock Bothy becomes a beacon of coloured light, replaying all of the feelings recorded by it during the day and transmitting it out into the dark winter sky.
HappyHere explores the links between art, technology and wellbeing. The installation uses technology, similar to those we use in our everyday lives to measure, record and analyse how we manage our wellbeing and how we feel, such as mobile apps, wearables and social media platforms.
This installation has been created by Martin Skelly & Peter Thomas from the University of Dundee and was commissioned by National Galleries of Scotland for Pig Rock Bothy.
The installation uses bright lights.
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by mental health issues, the following organisations may be able to help:
SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health. SAMH currently operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services, among others.
For more information, go to www.samh.org.uk
Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You can call, text, write or speak face to face.
For more information, go to their website, www.samaritans.org
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