Medication Meditation

Medication Meditation


A pixel drawing of lungs, colored in pink and light purple, and outlined in red against a brown background.

Creator: Kara Stone

Medication Meditation is a single player game about the daily experience of living with mental illness. This game demonstrates the effort put into maintaining wellbeing and the mundane aspects of mental illness we often overlook. Anatomical, flesh coloured pixel art brings the player into a game-y feel and lets them focus on their somatic experience in this unwinnable game.

Kara Stone is an artist and scholar interested in the affective and gendered experiences of psychosocial disability, debility and healing as it relates to art production, particularly video games. Her artwork has been featured in The Atlantic, Wired and Vice. She is a member of the Different Games Collective. She is currently a PhD student in Film and Digital Media with a designated emphasis in Feminist Studies at University of California at Santa Cruz.

Images of the Medication Meditation installation in Re:Building Resilience:

Photos by Henry Chang

Please Note: There is one virtual ticket available for the entire Re:Building Resilience Exhibition. Whether you’d like to see one project or all of them, you only need to book one ticket to access everything. The exhibition runs October 15-25, and all purchasers will be sent a link to view the virtual content. Any ticket bought prior to October 15 will receive a follow up email on the 15th with the link.

Join Kara Stone on Mon, Oct 19 at 1 PM for an Instagram Live event to interact in real-time as they walk you through their artwork and answer your questions. Follow @workmanartsto to get notified when we go live.


ASL Interpreted, Active Listener

An Active Listener will be available Mon, Oct 19 from 1-3pm to support this program.
Your active listener for this program is Amanda.
You can connect with Amanda by phone (talk or text) at (647) 696-0893 or by email at

Self-Care Kits are available for free curbside pickup to ticket holders. Kits can be picked up from 651 Dufferin Street between the hours of 12PM-9PM, October 15-25. If pickup is not an accessible option for you, contact for accommodation.