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Winkball Media, 2018.

Interview of Tan by Winkball media

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Tan was interviewed by Winkball Media's Jackie Adedeji and Itteshad Hossain about her tapestry art installation at the Bush House Arcade, London, UK. Entitled I Run and Run, Let Out an Earth Shattering Roar, and Turn into a Giant Octopussy, the tapestry, which Tan was standing in front of, is a key output of We Sat On a Mat and Had A Chat and Made Maps! #MagicCarpet, an award-winning art-psychiatry practice-led research programme (2017-2019) exploring mind wandering and neurodiversity by artist Dr Kai Syng Tan in conversation with Professor of Psychiatry and global authority of adult ADHD Philip Asherson. The installation was part of an exhibition entitled King's Artists - New Thinking, New Making. Hosted by Cultural Programming, King's College London, UK, other artists included Design engineer Nassia Inglessis.

#MagicCarpet was commissioned by Unlimited and supported by King's College London. 9500 psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, academics, service users, health policy officers, dyslexic children, teachers, art lovers and more aged 2-85 have enjoyed its tapestry art installation, workshops, films, keynote lectures, performances, photographs, badges, seminars and more at Southbank Centre, Science Museum, NESTA Innovation Showcase, Peter Scott Gallery (Lancaster) in the UK, SOS Dyslexia Conference in San Marino, covered Big Issue North and Resonance FM, and the cover of British Journal of Psychiatry, discussed in The Conversation, and described as 'beautiful' (Disability Arts Online) and having created a 'family' for neurodivergent people (The Psychologist).