"Beyond Memories" is an interactive exhibition exploring what it means to live with dementia. People living with dementia, their families and researchers have worked together with artists, Kim Leigh Pontin, Sophie Michael, Nicole Morris and Natasha Cossey to create a whole new collection of work based around the realities of living with the condition. The exhibition will showcase work made specially for the exhibition by Sophie Michael, made in collaboration with Ingelin Testad, a dementia researcher at Kings College London.
Dates/hours: September 28th - October 7th, 11am - 5:30pm
Location: 10 Thurloe Place, SW7 2RZ, London
Family day (1 October) for people with dementia, their families and the general public to explore the exhibition. Kim Leigh Pontin will be offering virtual reality experiences throughout the day.
Coffee morning for carers - a social event to bring together those who care for people with dementia. The coffee morning is a relaxed opportunity to meet other people who act as carers for partners and other family members who have dementia.
Dementia Cafe with a chair disco with Anne Marie Payne.
Information on the organizers:
London Brain Project is a social enterprise comprised of 3 neuroscientists and one artist. Founded in 2013, we have conducted workshops and curated exhibitions that bring together expert neuroscientists, emerging artists and people with different neurological conditions, which aim to shed new light on these conditions. In these workshops, everyone is an expert and traditional hierarchies of knowledge are dissolved. Honest conversation and creation of artwork allows expertise to be shared and knowledge created. Through showcasing the artworks created during the workshops, as well demonstrating what was learned and felt the exhibition creates an emotional connection for the viewer, accompanied by the transmission of hard science. Using interactive methods, we extend the dialogue of the workshops to public visitors of the exhibition.