The public art project a a a a grew through direct contact with the world of Alzheimer’s.
A parallel world that initially generates fear, confusion and pain.
However, when attention moves to the emotional and creative aspects, this world reserves continual surprises, becoming a universe to be discovered.
From here the importance of the direct experience and relationship between patient and family, to discover the existential contents that go beyond the biographical contents.
The artist Laura Morelli asked a group of women without experience with Alzheimer’s to enter into contact with a patient and their family for three months. The objective of these women was to experience the relationship, finding emotional and creative inspiration in order to conceive and develop a project connected to their profession or interests.
A documentary relates this experience.
An open project, coordinated by Laura Morelli, where relations, patients, caregivers, voluntary workers, social operators, and doctors relate points of view, thoughts, or messages on their experience with Alzheimer’s.
An archive of short self produced video messages, created with the technical support of Di + and published online.
A creative space where an idea, a desire, or an inspiration takes shape and is shared, beginning with the subjective experience of Alzheimer’s and becoming common heritage through an online bookshop and a dvd.
THE BROOCHES AND THEIR SISTERS
They are born from the sensitivity to recycling of Raffaella Chillè ' and Laura Morelli.
They are handmade, unique pieces made with 100% recycled materials.
Fabrics, buttons, old rugs, shoelaces, costume jewelry belonging to ladies from the word of “A”.
Daughters, mothers, patients, relatives and friend open their home drawers and their personal memory turns into objects to give, exchange, share.
Every brooch/mobile carrier/i-Pod carrier/handbag is a piece of personal history and it is for this reason that each of them bears the name of the person.
At the end of the creative process we organised a party in a private home in which video projections, readings and live music gets mixed with Alzheimer.
For one day private becomes public, trouble becomes shared resource.
THE ART INSTALLATION
The documentary, the idea-film, and the materials collected and elaborated by the people involved in the project are the traces that Laura Morelli composes / utilizes / composes / presents in a contemporary art installation.
Laura Morelli / Di + onlus
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