These tangled threads.  

Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co.Cork. Ireland 2015


 These Tangled Threads reflected on the condition of dementia. The work was developed during a 10-week studio residency at Uillinn WCAC and resulted in a site-specific installation shown there in August during the Skibbereen Arts Festival.

As an artist working on Arts for Health Partnership programme in West Cork, I work with older people in hospitals and day centres and I am actively searching to develop ways that most effectively communicate with, to, and for people experiencing cognitive difficulty.
My objective is to illuminate what Oliver Sacks referred to as the ‘inner state’ - ‘the situation’ of the person experiencing dementia and then to ask an audience to take time to empathically relate to the work. In this way, the process of moving through the exhibition immerses the viewer in the lived sensations and perceptions of those who have inspired its making.