Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time

- Thomas Merton

What we do

frames of Mind

is a charitable participatory arts organisation based in Newham, East London, established by Zoe Flynn and Bo Chapman in 2019. Our stop frame animation, film and digital arts programmes support the health and wellbeing of participants by providing unique opportunities to learn new skills whilst engaging in meaningful creative processes.

Bo and Zoe share backgrounds in TV and Art Direction and the desire to empower their communities to exploit the language of film and media as a powerful advocacy tool. To tell their stories, challenge stigma and inspire positive communication.

Frames of Mind has evolved from Salmagundi Films into a separate charitable organisation with a specific focus on mental health, dementia advocacy and digital inclusion. We are working towards becoming a charitable Incorporated Organisation in order to access broader funding streams and support more of our beneficiaries: Isolated and vulnerable communities, families with dementias in the community and within care settings, care professionals and people experiencing mental health.

Frames Of Mind work collaboratively with partner organisations, the statutory sector, independent and voluntary groups, sharing best practice to make a difference to our communities.

Creative digital engagement as a catalyst for change!

What we do

frames of Mind

is a charitable participatory arts organisation based in Newham, East London, established by Zoe Flynn and Bo Chapman in 2019. Our stop frame animation, film and digital arts programmes support the health and wellbeing of participants by providing unique opportunities to learn new skills whilst engaging in meaningful creative processes.
Bo and Zoe share backgrounds in TV and Art Direction and the desire to empower their communities with the tools of film and media, how its language can be used as a platform for advocacy, to tell stories, challenge stigma and inspire positive communication.

Frames of Mind has evolved from the creative community projects of Salmagundi Films, with the specific objective to focus on Digital inclusion, Mental Health and Wellbeing. As a charitable organisation Frames of Mind aims to secure funding support to reach more beneficiaries:

Isolated and vulnerable communities, Families with dementias – living at home or in care settings and people experiencing mental health.

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time

- Thomas Merton

METHODOLOGY

Extremely SMART TECHNOLOGY

Using smart technology makes learning sustainable – sending participants off on a creative journey which they can continue themselves.

Frames Of Mind have devised modules of work which have built in success in terms of engagement and aesthetic quality, to build confidence and enhance experience. Our programmes are delivered in a friendly supportive environment by experienced artists.

We encourage participants to focus on the activity, what they can achieve using creative apps, rather than the technology itself. The device or camera is merely the tool.

Making creative decisions is empowering and affirming and for us the creative process is as important as the outcome, integral and symbiotic

STOP FRAME ANIMATION

objects and transformation

Stop frame animation is a very liberating art form that requires no previous experience, anyone can do it and anything can be animated – from peas to people. That’s why we love it !

Seeing faces in inanimate objects, trees, domestic appliances … toast, is a common human phenomenon called ‘Pareidolia’. In stop frame animation we instinctively imbue inanimate objects or natural phenomena with human characteristics as we bring them to life or “anthropomorphise.”

Bringing inanimate objects to life with animation is playful and anarchic, bridging real and virtual worlds and challenging the relationship with our environment. It opens doors to the imagination and provides a catalyst for narrative – because anything can happen.

Teach me something my great grandson doesn’t know

- Simon, Participant: Link House

creative participatory projects

1 day workshops or longer modular programmes for care settings, community and family.
Co–devised campaigns responding to real needs.

“The creative impulse is fundamental to the experience of being human”

- All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing 2017