A Simulation

Installation,2017






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

At last stage of Alzheimer, the disease moves to the part of the brain that makes sense of things it sees, hears and smells. The impairment of the senses can create illusions or hallucinations




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".