This project forms a part of my collaborative practice with musician John Phillips. With this new project we are developing some audio-visual works for people with dementia. We will be taking a co-creation approach to making this work, creating the work alongside people with dementia. We want to meld art and music to make video soundscapes that create positive energies in the space where they're presented. We both have many years experience working in care home settings and it's older people's shared living spaces that we've had in mind as we develop this work. We want these videos to be a tool for helping carers to support service users in finding a harmonious place – both in the shared home and within themselves. The videos presented here are sketchbook pieces that John and I are playing with, to explore possibilities; finished pieces will be made through co-creation and we will be working alongside three groups of people with dementia over the coming year.
http://harmoniousplace.com