12-18 June 2017
Created Out of Mind: Shaping Public Perception of Dementia through the Arts and Sciences
About the event
with Mr. Charlie Harrison, Ms. Charlie Murphy, Ms. Janneke Van Leeuwen & Prof. Paul Camic
This is a participatory event that explores how the arts+the sciences can impact research and dementia care. The audience will be invited to 'test out' 4 art experiences that are being developed by collaborators at the Wellcome Collection's Hub residency in dementia. People with and without dementia are welcome to attend.
• Janneke van Leeuwen invites you all to join her in an open exploration of a visual artwork from the Wellcome Collection, using the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) method.
• A drawing exercise in the shape of a cognitive test - resident artist Charlie Harrison will be asking what can we find out about the 'normals' of human gesture & control.
• Charlie Murphy invites you to examine the language and metaphors that we associate with dementia through playful graphic explorations with typography.
• Paul Camic will ask participants to handle and talk about museum objects as a way to gauge ‘in the moment’ wellbeing.