The Mental Athlete is a mental care project by Kim tailored for those at home or the office. Building on past success, like Aesthetic of Being Disappeared where a therapist offered guidance, this project features a health trainer promoting mental well-being. Based on personal and surveyed experiences, The Mental Athlete explores the link between mental health, cleanliness, and exercise's brain-boosting effects. The work is presented through an enlightening video and an interactive Zoom workout session.
Note: Made in collaboration with Rory Scott and supported by The Pylon Lab.
Bio: Wednesday Kim is an interdisciplinary artist and a co-founder of De:Formal Online Gallery. She is from Seoul, South Korea and is currently based out of California. Kim works with a mixture of analog and digital media including 3D animation, video, performance, installation, print, and sculpture with clusterfuck Aesthetic. Her work is informed by personal experiences and human psychology; she derives imagery from nightmares, intrusive thoughts, and childhood trauma. Furthermore, she portrays the absurdity of information-saturated contemporary life in a surrealist fashion through wordplay, Wikipedia, voyeurism, and witticism.