“Picture you, Picture me, just for one day we are going to swap lives.
This is not just my story, this is our story.
We take you on a journey, showing you the impact of what societies inequalities
does to us psychologically, what society does to our areas and how that leaves us hopeless and trapped.”
Through immersive installations, this exhibition is an insight into the struggles of being a young person
growing up through poverty, school exclusion, the streets, criminal justice, prison, media stereotypes.
This is more than hearing about it, through experiential art you see it, feel it, be it.
Reality Art were invited to exhibit at the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership conference in Stockholm.
The conference hosted 500 delegates from all over the world, who were leaders in mental health and policy.
We were invited to exhibit Journey in the Shadows and participate in a Q&A panel with the delegates
"I thought the exhibition was really powerful.
We often hear about the circumstances people come from and the long-term effects
it has on them. But to really walk through it was very powerful…”
"My thoughts went very deep.
This is the stuff you often read or hear about but you never get put in the
situation that you guys managed to put us in and it took the heart away."
"I thought the exhibition was incredibly powerful.
I’m going to be thinking about it for a long time afterwards.
It put a really human and visual representation of things we read about every day.
My favourite part was the shredding of the dreams because that
got us to empathise, even just a tiny bit, with the wider issues."
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