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br hooligan

Br.Hooligan

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i produce memory art using cultural objects, everyday delights. What does a person with Dementia dream about and who knows this - onl themselves ?

who cares ? 

Dementia is an Umbrella Term. What’s an umbrella….?

MY INSTALLATION PIECES ARE REMINDERS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MEMORY, WHICH PEOPLE CAN TAKE FOR GRANTED.THE IDEA BEHIND THE WORK STARTED WHEN I WANTED TO GET MY HEAD AROUND MY WONDERFUL DREAMS & NIGHTMARES, THEY ARE MASSIVE AND PROBABLY IN COLOUR. WHEN I WAKE I KNOW I HAVE BEEN TO STRANGE PLACES, BUT I CANNOT REMEMBER ENOUGH TO MAKE MEMORIES.

SO, IMAGINE CUTTING THE TOP OFF YOUR HEAD AND LOOKING INSIDE, NOT IN A MEDICAL WAY, IN A FANTASY WAY. OPEN YOUR HEAD UP ANDSPY INSIDE. I HAVE LIFTED A LID OFF A SHARED UNION OF HEADS. USING COMPUTER MOTHER BOARDS, TO REPRESENT THE HUMAN BRAIN.

PLACING CULTURALLY RELEVANT PIECES ONTO THE MOTHER BOARDS.

THE MEMORY IS A WONDERFUL THING; IT’S WHAT DEFINES WHO WE ARE AS INDIVIDUALS. WHEN WE LOSE IT, WE LOSE OUR IDENTITY AND, ALTHOUGH, OTHERS STILL SEE WE ARE `US`, WE HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW TO BE OUR SELF? A MOTHERBOARD IS A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOUND IN ALL COMPUTERS, IT HOLDS THE MEMORY.  MEMORY IS A CRITICAL COMPONENT TO BOTH COMPUTER & HUMAN.

WITHOUT MEMORY, EVERY CALCULATION ON A COMPUTER WOULD BE STATELESS. THAT MEANS THERE'D BE NO WAY TO PRESERVE INFORMATION FROM ONE MOMENT TO THE NEXTAND EVERY PROCESS WOULD STARTON A CLEAN SLATE.  THE BRAIN IS OUR VERY OWN INDIVIDUAL COMPUTER STORING OUR LIFE, INPUT ARRIVES DAILY AND WE DISSEMINATE IT, CHOPPING IT AROUND TO SUIT OUR SELVES. UNTIL THE TIME ARRIVES WHEN WE CAN NO LONGER MAKE SENSE OF WHO WE ARE & OUR SLATE BEGINS TO BE WIPED CLEAN.

Over 820,000 people in the UK live with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Money needs to be spent on Research.

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