Hatched Gallery is pleased to present the TAKE CARE & TAKE HEART INSTALLATION.
The two artistic documentary films TAKE CARE and TAKE HEART by Mohamed-El-Haddi were broken up into significant 'tableaux' in order to create an installation. The collaborative work of Blair Lamar and Mohamed-El-Haddi creates an interactive journey in which the viewers play an active part, interacting with various extracts from the films and learning about caring and dementia.
The ongoing docu-series tells the life story of a ‘Family Carer’ Vinnette Campbell, who cares for her 90-year-old father, Terence Campbell, suffering from vascular dementia. Using the Aurasma app and SMART technologies, Blair Lamar and Mohamed-El-Haddi were able to take stills from the films, animate them and create a mixed-media installation, encouraging the visitors to explore a carer's experience, challenges and rewards.
As part of this interactive exhibition, there will be a Poetry Slam event on Saturday November 29th at Southwark Studios, 3-6pm. Four poets will perform original pieces they created, inspired from the documentary films, the themes of dementia, caring and getting old. Following this event, artist Blair Lamar will be creating a live art performance with a focus on living with dementia, how it can create struggles within, but also how there is always a way to see a silver lining.
The TAKE CARE & TAKE HEART interactive exhibition is an introduction to the film screening of TAKE CARE by Mohamed-El-Haddi at Shortwave Cinema, showing on Saturday December 6th.
Our hope is to raise awareness about the important role that Dementia Concern plays in the lives of carers such as Vinnette and how they help on a daily basis.