Big Anxiety Festival – what’s on in Parramatta?
The Big Anxiety Festival, the world’s biggest art and mental health festival, is continuing – and there’s several great events coming up in Parramatta.
Join festival organisers for a panel discussion, exploring the existing landscape and future possibilities of immersive technologies as a therapeutic and educational tool.
Led by virtual reality experts across neuroscience, film and art, you will hear about a number of works designed to challenge cognitive bias, decrease pain and anxiety, influence mood and energy and develop empathy through experience visualisation.
Virtual therapy panel includes:
- Nick Busietta, managing director – Liminal VR
- Joseph Purdam, co-founder and director – DREAM3D, Phoria
- Rick Martin, COO – Equal Reality
- Volker Kuchelmeister, art director and production design – Parragirls, Past, Present
- Marilyn Le Tran, founding partner and industrial designer – Company of Unicorns
- Moderated by Sarah Ticho
Demos will be available before and after the talk.
Virtual Therapy Panel Discussion @ Hub Three Check-in lounge. Saturday, 21 Oct, 2pm – 3pm. Book online.
Don’t forget to check out the Parra Girls exhibition – Parragirls, Past, Present.
A unique opportunity to visit the site of the old Parramatta Girls Home/Female Factory — guided by a new audio description developed for The Big Anxiety by the Parragirls who were resident in the girls home in the 1970s. A not-to-miss insight into institutional life, survival and the history of the nation.
A free bus is running every 30 mins from the Check-in Lounge at Riverside Theatres, Saturday, 21 October, 12pm-5pm — or you can follow a walk, taking in Parramatta Park (apocalypse anonymous), and the Justice Precinct (Myco Logic).
You can read a review of the project here online.
The Big Anxiety Festival runs until November 11.