A Simulation


“As a child I had always a person next to me – my grandmother- that was floating between spaces with a limited self-consciousness.” 

In this work, I wanted to convey the feeling of an Alzheimer patient. For that reason, I conducted an experiment. I created a simulation of the visual and auditory ‘distractions’ of Alzheimer. The experiment took place in a ‘fragmental’ home, a setting that was meant to be familiar and unfamiliar at the same time. A non-space and timeless environment. I gave glasses/simulators of vision diseases such as glaucoma and cataract in order to deteriorate the vision of the participants. Furthermore, they had to wear earphones through which they could hear a sound piece based on the auditory hallucinations that Alzheimer patients experience. My only instruction was: "Interact with the place without any specific logic".