2021, HD Video, Single Channel, Stereo, 29 mins
The precarity of a world wide mental health crisis is on a short waitlist after the assault of climate disasters, Covid-19 pandemic and the economic crisis. How prepared is the world for this? We have collectively contributed to these circumstances, and must come to undo them. Mental health care is far too costly around the world, the dispensation of psychiatric drugs without mitigating repercussions seem to be the best and quickest dispense on hand. Faced with the high treatment cost or a comprised efficacy of the pill, what other resource can one have? Is this disease our next population culling after Covid-19? For all the riches of capitalism, we leave mental health hanging at the edge of risk. With all the knowledge, information and stats of our century, is the unpreparedness going to be written into history as COVID-19 pandemic has?
Pillwillwillpillpillwill is a music channelled visual mindscape of the depressed condition to initiate further discussions on the issues concerning mental health.WHO Mental Health 2020 (excerpt)The survey of 130 countries provides the first global data showing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on access to mental health services and underscores the urgent need for increased funding. WHO has previously highlighted the chronic underfunding of mental health: prior to the pandemic, countries were spending less than 2 per cent of their national health budgets on mental health, and struggling to meet their populations’ needs. Many people may be facing increased levels of alcohol and drug use, insomnia, and anxiety. Meanwhile, COVID-19 itself can lead to neurological and mental complications, such as delirium, agitation, and stroke. People with pre-existing mental, neurological or substance use disorders are also more vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection ̶ they may stand a higher risk of severe outcomes and even death.
- Selected for ROMBAK 2021, Multimedia University (Malaysia), Faculty of Cinematic Arts
- Selected for SPHERE WORLD CINEMA CARNIVAL 2021 (India), Experimental
- Selected for Art in Odd Places, 2022 STORY (New York City)
based. Lisbon, Portugal
born. Singapore, 1974
GINA PEYRAN TAN
Working in video format, Gina's practice locates popular mass online video culture converging with her personal experiences and social issues connecting what that matters in our everyday existence culminating in an seemingly borderless society. Her interest lies in the intersection of the varied narratives that connects in order to bring forth an acknowlegement or understanding through a process of documentation, retelling or responding. Working across discursive subjects, her narratives draws from thinking critically along the discourse of power, inequalities and freedom. She deliberates in these thoughts as a way to challenge disparate polarities or questions in order to assimilate ideas.
She is fasinated by online video culture and how platforms such as Youtube and Titok has skyrocketed video content and how the video camera has become an everyday observer and the ever performative role we live with the video camera as an audience in our lives. Found footages allows her to include a non-exclusive and inclusive inquiry in her videos that encapsulate the zeitgeist of our times. She composes sound tracks in her videos and draws her influences from an interest in Eastern and Western philosophy. Her practice attempts to grasp the shifting moods in our everyday environment and understand the complexities of human relations, irrationalities and the chaos. Her videos have been selected and screened in major cities internationally.
Gina graduated at Royal College of Art (UK) with a MA in Critical Practice, Contemporary Art.
2015-2016 The Art Academy London
2016- 2017 University of Arts London (Wimbledon) Masters of Fine Arts, Year
2017- 2019 Royal College of Arts, London Masters of Arts, Contemporary Art - Critical Practice
Maid. Helper. Caregiver. Foreign Domestic Worker.- Selected for 2019 FTHo Daytime TV (an excerpt), ENGLAND- Selected for CICA Museum, South Korea, slated for Jan/Feb 2021-Selected for 2019 Noorderlicht International Photography Festival: TAXED TO THE MAX, 26thedition, NORWAY- SelectedAsian Cinematography AWARDS (ACA) March 2021 Daimon- Selected for CICA Museum Conference, South Korea, slated for Feb 2021 Thinking Colour- Participated in Wandsworth Art Fringe, London 2020 SQUEEZED- Selected for Filmmakers Cooperative New York, January 2021 Dialectics- Selected for The Room's Project (Paris) Video Screening in collaboration with LUX London, 2021 Smart Cities: DYSTECTOPIA- Selected for D-Normal V-Essay 2021 Ed.3 Video Zine Hong Kong, 2021 pillwillwillpillpillwill- Selected for Rombak Festival, Multi-media University of Malaysia 2021 - Selected for World Cinema Festival (Experimental) Calcultta, India 2022 Selected Art in odd Places 2022 STORY (New York) (After The Fact) Positive Feedback Loop- Selected for LOCALIZE 2022 Telegrafenberg -Potsdam (Germany)