ReShape is an art installation that emerges from a curiosity and dissatisfaction with how mental health is portrayed in American culture, especially for underrepresented voices.

 

6 artists from different backgrounds crafted a living piece of art to engage the mental landscape: How do we experience our internal life? How do we reshape this over time, through cultural influences, trauma, and other factors?

Conceived of and Creative Directed by Eddie DeHais, ReShape was mounted in June 2018, and included works and performances by primary artists Eddie DeHais, Michael B. Maine, Nicholas Japaul Bernard, D.R. Amromin, Zane Exactly, and Nick Spencer as well as performances by Angel Alviar-Langley AKA Moonyeka, Casey Middaugh, Aviona Rodriguez-Brown, Kellie Martin, Jéhan Òsanyìn, Butch Alice, Mai Li Pittard, Cassie Bray, Pilar O’Connell, Quinn Brenfleck, Matt Aguayo, Cessa Betancourt, Sameer Arshad, and Jenny May Peterson.

 

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Michael B. Maine  is a Seattle-based, socially engaged creative whose work is rooted in issues that keep him up at night.

Michael B. Maine is a Seattle-based, socially engaged creative whose work is rooted in issues that keep him up at night.

The human known as  Zane Exactly  is a gender non-conforming genius. They are a consummate craftsman with a particular proclivity for puppetry

The human known as Zane Exactly is a gender non-conforming genius. They are a consummate craftsman with a particular proclivity for puppetry

D.R. Amromin  is a sonic storyteller, always striving to enhance the audience and artist experience through interesting and innovative sound design.

D.R. Amromin is a sonic storyteller, always striving to enhance the audience and artist experience through interesting and innovative sound design.

Eddie DeHais  is an interdisciplinary trans artist who uses radical empathy and collaboration to investigate the best and worst of humanity.

Eddie DeHais is an interdisciplinary trans artist who uses radical empathy and collaboration to investigate the best and worst of humanity.

Nicholas Japaul Bernard . Black as 3am. Loves Art. Loves Minority Advancement. Hates Hiking. Theatre is Life.

Nicholas Japaul Bernard. Black as 3am. Loves Art. Loves Minority Advancement. Hates Hiking. Theatre is Life.

Nick Spencer  is a hybrid movement/performance/3-D artist exploring our modern relationships with personal and cultural myths.

Nick Spencer is a hybrid movement/performance/3-D artist exploring our modern relationships with personal and cultural myths.