Feeling blue. Down in the dumps. Under the weather. The English language has many idioms which express that state that lies somewhere between lethargy and depression. This artistic project at La Capella proposes how ‘feeling blue’ is the collateral damage that comes with the neoliberal economic model upon which our modern world is built. Simply put, it’s suggesting that the physical exhaustion we face in today’s fast paced and cut-throat world, where time equals money, is having a damaging effect on our mental health. Firstly, the exhibition suggests that feeling blue is a normal and common emotion—we are all entitled to be sad, dejected, melancholic and depressed. ‘Visceral Blue’ then takes a step further to explore why we attribute this state of mind to a specific colour. The artists involved delve into the deep inward feelings of the human psyche to unravel the use of the colour blue alongside the intangible world of feelings and emotions. A profound collection of works that takes shame, disorientation and self-depreciation and turns them on their very human heads.
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