Created Out of Mind have teamed up with Creative Reactions to bring you an exciting, free event in London, exploring dementia and what it means to us all.
One in 3 people born this year in the UK will develop dementia. There is currently no cure, although scientists and researchers are working hard to find one, and fear and stigma surrounds the disease.
Through talks, interactive installations and activities, this event aims to transform current perceptions of dementia through science and the arts - exploring what dementia means to us, challenging traditional definitions and common misconceptions and elucidating the unknown.
Created Out of Mind stalls include:
- Single Yellow Lines, Visual Artist Charlie Harrison. Charlie's research focuses on characterising creativity through singular gestures, and also on the curious intersections between neuropsychological testing and conceptual art. For this event, Charlie will be gathering data for his Single Yellow Lines project, an artistic experiment which reflects on the unique information that can be gathered in a single painted gesture.
- Colour rooms, Artist and Neuropsychologist Janneke Van Leeuwen. Janneke has created an interactive Virtual Reality installation for her Colour Rooms Experiment, which aims to study how colours in different spatial contexts make people living with and without dementias feel.
- Sculpting Neurochemistry, Artist and maker Charlie Murphy. Charlie's work with Created Out of Mind involves experimenting with a variety of creative and scientific processes in response to the impacts of different kinds of dementias. Her practice includes working with glass, light, photography, performance and video, and she will present some of these responses at this event.
Creative Reactions is part of Pint of Science and supported by Guarantors of Brain.