My Mental Illness & Me by Paul Whittaker

Artform: Film

Four in Four

Written & Directed by Paul Whittaker

Filmed by Deryn Tudor

Performer – Paul Whittaker

3 min non-dialogue film.

Four in Four – Tamsin Griffiths & Paul Whittaker, are two dynamic, cross-disciplinary artists with a Mental Health (MH) diagnosis, who create participatory interactive projects that blur the boundaries of art-forms and challenge perceptions about health and mental health, through form and content. They also act as consultants for the Arts, Education & Health Sectors.

Living with an episodic chronic Mental Illness means building a life that can accommodate the highs and the lows as even when the condition is quiet it is always there waiting to resurface.

Since his diagnosis at the age of twenty-three years old Paul has always been open about his condition. ‘my mental illness and me’ explores how Paul is controlled by his Bipolar Disorder and how it affects the way he engages with the world around him.