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Artist who work at the intersection of mental health and wellbeing

Here is an (incomplete) list of artists whose work deals with mental health issues and/or whose practice constitutes an intervention or social engagement in the field. 

A Conversation With James Leadbitter aka the vacuum cleaner

James Leadbitter aka the vacuum cleaner chats about his performances, films and interventions -- examining consumerism, environmental activism, mental distress, institutionalisation, and how we can hope for better things. James is an art and activism collective of one, creating projects that range from one-man shows to large scale participatory actions.

Cassie Thornton interviewed by Furtherfield Gallery

Cassie Thornton is an artist and activist from the U.S., currently living in Canada. Thornton is currently the co-director of the Reimagining Value Action Lab in Thunder Bay, an art and social center at Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada.

Thornton describes herself as feminist economist. Drawing on social science research methods develops alternative social technologies and infrastructures that might produce health and life in a future society without reproducing oppression — like those of our current money, police, or prison systems.

Hana Madness website

Hana Alfika is a Jakarta based visual arts also known as Hanna Madness who also works as a mental health advocate.