As the social, emotional and welfare costs of Alzheimer’s disease gain prominence, and with the number of sufferers predicted to reach one million by 2025, exploring the ways in which the disease affects the lives of the sufferers and those around them becomes an ever more important task. Responding to this the O3 Gallery in partnership with TORCH present That Other Place, an exhibition exploring Alzheimer’s disease from the perspectives of sufferer and carer.
The reduction in language faculties characteristic of the most common types of Alzheimer’s means that imagery becomes an important (though compromised and diminishing) repository of memory, expression and subjectivity. That Other Place showcases the work of a series of artists working within this theme via the medium of photography and film.
The exhibition opens with a preview evening on Friday 3 April, 6-8pmand runs from 4 - 24 April. The gallery can be found at the Oxford Castle Quarter and is open Tues-Fri 12-5pm, Sat & Sun 11am-4pm and is closed Mondays. For more information please visit: torch.ox.ac.uk/other-place.
Image: section of a still from the stop motion film UNDONE by Hayley Morris, Winner of the Slamdance Award 2009
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