Perception workshops offer a new way of making apparent the individual challenges faced by people with dementia every day. The awareness workshop Feel Dementia, developed by Cornelia Bast und Antonia Eggeling, formed the basis for the submission of the artistic research project Dementia. Arts. Society.
To date, seven workshops at Viennese schools and community colleges enabled participants to experience visual and aural perception changes within an urban environment, aided by two art objects.
Bertha-von-Suttner-High School | April 18, 2016
Community College Liesing | May 3, 2016
Community College Planetarium | May 12, 2016
Community College Favoriten | June 7, 2016
Community College Donaustadt | June 7, 2016
Community College Landstraße | June 8, 2016
Sacre Coeur Primary School| October 18, 2016
People are used to rely on their sensory impressions and correct assignations. But what happens to this process when confronted with an entirely different sense of perception?
Experiencing disorientation, uncertainty and sensory overload first-hand within the public realm, accompanied by a need for help and understanding, creates a feeling of empathy, triggers a thought process and raises awareness for dementia.