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.
Alzheimer's Australia Vic is the charity and peak body for dementia and related services and provides education, support, advocacy and information for Victorians living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers and the health profession.
Alzheimer's Australia is a leader in the prevention of dementia, while valuing and supporting people living with dementia.
More than 81,000 Victorians are living with dementia. In the absence of a medical breakthrough, that figure is predicted to rise to 246,000 by 2050.
Dementia is fatal but there are services to support people to live well after diagnosis.Alzheimer's Australia Vic