4 Plus 4 Equals is a unique citywide visual art project designed to raise public awareness and provoke conversation about mental health. Four visual artists and four people in mental health recovery (peers) have co-created art works that illuminate their experiences in new ways that empower and inspire.
Join us for waffles and a chat with the participants of 4 Plus 4 Equals - a visual art and audio documentary project creating dialogue about Mental Health Recovery.
When: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Co-Lab Projects Patio - 613 Allen St.
What: This performance is part of our 2014 CHEWING THE FAT series which provides a casual and fun way to get to know the artists and the thinking behind their work. The 2014 Fusebox Festival features 12 days of programming with 50+ events in 20+ different sites around the city. Fusebox is part performance festival, part film festival, part music and visual art festival, part culinary and social event, part public art project, and everything in between.
This is a free event.
Michu Benaim Steiner
Richard Allen White
Claudia Gizell Aparicio Gamundi
Brandi L. Rivera
Get an inside look at the partners' creative collaborations and experiences with mental health recovery through audio interviews and video clips.
Richard Allen White tells us about his experience with schizophrenia, wisdom that can emerge from psychosis and how providing peer support helps him stay close to his own recovery.
Jessica Saner idles her Ducati for a moment to tell us about her recovery, inspiring hope as a peer specialist by sharing her lived experience, and what she loves about riding her motorcycle.
Elvia Knoll shares about her interest in holistic health approaches and what it means to her to identify as a psychiatric survivor.
Brandi Rivera talks about her recovery, the strength that she discovered because of her experiences, and how she's able to share that with others, including her beloved dog, Kona.