November 12 and 13 and December 10 and 11

 Driven by a desire to promote the benefits of the arts, the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) is partnering with Beneva to develop an immersive conference on art and mental health. En équilibre is an invitation to explore the links between creation and mental health, more particularly stress and anxiety, through personal testimonies and historical references delivered by Florence K, musician and doctoral candidate in neuropsychology and Émile Roy, young director and filmmaker.
The two artists will explore major works from the past and present created by artists struggling with mental health issues while observing how far we have come in dealing with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. Finally, they will propose ways to put art at the service of well-being. This project is a collaboration with Relief, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support people living with mental health disorders.

The brain is a universe in itself within which the path of creativity meets both that of mental health disorders and that of psychological well-being. The exploration of these constellations is both fascinating and surprising. That’s what we’re offering here.” Florence K

Reading about anxiety and mental health disorders, you quickly realize that there are a thousand ways to get better. Anxiety, for example, is not inevitable. Among the means to deal with it: art. Art and human expression can act as powerful outlets. By insisting on well-being, we will have the chance to dissect this observation this fall at the SAT with Florence K.” Emile Roy

En équilibre is also an immersive experience. Presented in the dome of the SAT, it will be accompanied by 360° projections created by visual artist TIND, which will immerse the audience in a soft and thought-provoking atmosphere. The conference will be preceded by a meditation workshop with the virtual breathing coach Tripura.

The two-hour conference will be offered (in French only) on November 12 and 13 and December 10 and 11, 2022 in the dome of the Society for Arts and Technology. Tickets are on sale now. For more information: