ALZHEIMER'S AUSTRALIA VIC PRESENTS

Affinity

18-27 September 2015
Art Centre Melbourne Forecourt

Proundly supported by Arts Centre Melbourne

Explore the mystery of our brains, where our most precious memories live.

Affinity, an interactive light sculpture, depicts the dazzling complexity and connectivity of the human brain and explores the effects of Alzheimer's disease, one form of dementia, on brains and memories.

Step within the intricate web of interconnected orbs representing neurons in the brain. When stimulated by touch, the orbs set-up a striking display of sound and light, representing the rapid-fire transmission of messages between neurons. As you explore this large-scale installation, sounds and personal stories of people impacted by dementia emanate from the orbs to enhance the experience.

Best viewed from dusk, the installation transitions through the night from an angelic white canvas to an ominous deep purple, representing Alzheimer's disease and the destructive, gradual and irreversible effects Alzheimer's disease has on our thoughts and memories.

Affinity is on display at Art Centre Melbourne Forecourt from
6:00 – 10:00pm every night until 27 September 2015
as part of Dementia Awareness Month, September 2015.

During September, Alzheimer's Australia Vic is calling for the creation of a Dementia-Friendly Nation, where people living with dementia are respected, valued and supported to maintain a good quality of life.

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