MemoriesPersonal Project, Photography
A photographic investigation into the effects of Dementia on memories.
Dementia is a term which describes a range of conditions which causes damage to our brain. This damage affects memory, thinking, language and our ability to perform everyday tasks. In the early stages of Dementia, sufferers experience problems with language, such as appearing to be stuck for words. As an empathetic device, I used photographs from my childhood. I chose to weave buzz words into each picture that were appropriate to each individual visual. This was to communicate that the sufferer is on the verge of remembering the word but can not quite think of it. By seeing the fragmented words woven into the different photographs, it causes a similar confusion for the viewer.