Anxiety Arcade is a full-sized arcade machine exploring themes of anxiety and isolation – a digital space that allows you to reset and take a break from everything in your world.
Looking at anxiety through the lens of those that experience it, the artwork uses iconic retro gameplay to get people talking about mental health, rather than trying to solve it. The original game, which is housed in a full-size arcade frame, has been created by Leeds-based company Closed Forum.
Closed Forum are a collective of artists that specialise in digital interactive experiences that put audiences at the heart of their work. Led by Leeds-based artists Adam Sam Sas-Skowronski and Matt Allen, their performances, games, experiments and experiences look at themes of anxiety, dreams and reality.
Anxiety Arcade is happening as part of Compass Festival 2021.