Exploring Inconvenient Silence: A Comparative Analysis of Setting up a Physical and Virtual Exhibition
Inconvenient Silence, a virtual exhibit on mental illnesses, is a creative work that aims to educate and raise awareness about various mental health conditions using Frame. The exhibit explores the experiences of individuals living with mental illnesses through a collection of photographs that are interpretations of their experiences. The virtual exhibit takes visitors on a journey through the complexities of the mind and the challenges faced by those living with mental illnesses. Visitors are invited to share their struggles with mental health, including the challenges and stigma they have faced in seeking help and support. Through these stories, the exhibit aims to shed light on the often-invisible struggles of those living with mental illness and to encourage understanding and acceptance among visitors. It seeks to break the silence surrounding mental illness and to promote a more inclusive and supportive society for all. This creative work is an extension of the original physical exhibit wherein participants were also encouraged to share their inconvenient silences. "Inconvenient Silence" aims to break down stigma and promote mental wellness for all by bringing attention to the realities of mental health struggles and promoting understanding and compassion.
Keywords: Virtual Reality, Mental Health Awareness, Comparative Analysis, Virtual Exhibition
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