How Do You Talk About Depression?

Luca Heydt

VAV – Moving Image / 4k video

How Do You Talk About Depression? explores the different ways we approach conversations about depression, and how the experience can feel for those concerned. Through four perspectives, the video dives into different vocabularies around depression – political, geographical, corporate, personal and bodily.

Have you ever talked about your depression to someone? Has anyone ever told you about theirs? Depression is an illness that constantly surrounds us all, yet great stigma is still attached to talking about it openly. Stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, I found myself drifting into depression. It started to take a toll on my creative process and I was unable to work on new projects or finish old ones. I decided to change this by making it the topic of my work. The video work on display here is the result of four months of research and working process.