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Baseman, Jordan, 2018, Art or design object, La La La La

Abstract or Description:

La La La La is the result of open collaboration between University of Bristol and University of Newcastle, PEALS, Helix Arts and myself. The project focuses on the rights of the individual within the auspices of care: what rights do people have as citizens if they are no longer able to express themselves due to dementia and/or alzheimer's? How can people authentically and without prejudice express themselves while suffering from these diseases? What role does art-making play in these situations? The research will be conducted over a 9 month period by Professor Julian Hughes, a psychiatric nurse, the nursing staff and myself. The project features five residents, who live in a care home for people with dementia. Many hours of interviews and recordings have been collaged together to present multiple narratives simultaneously. Fragmentation, overlapping: a conflux of information visually and aurally collide in this work.

Funded by the Wellcome Trust, this project in many ways is an experimental portrait of living with Dementia. The production of the film itself is a result of a scientific study exploring Citizenship and Authenticity with people suffering from dementia within residential care homes.
La La La La will be exhibited at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts in Fort worth Texas in October 2018.

Contributors:
ContributionNameRCA ID
OtherHughes, JulianUNSPECIFIED
Curator of an exhibitionHearne, CatherineUNSPECIFIED
Curator of an exhibitionSmith, DominicUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Other > RCA Additional Subjects
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W190 Fine Art not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Copyright Holders: Jordan Baseman
Funders: Wellcome Trust
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2018 11:55
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2018 12:00
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3268

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