This body of work began with artist Pip Woolf asking the question: “what can I learn about myself from being alongside others who are living with a diagnosis of dementia?”Pip spent a year as artist in residence in an EMI Care home, 5 years alongside her friend and neighbour who was in the last stages of Alzeimher’s. She then worked with scientists at Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, University of Manchester, and at Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre and had her brain scanned at University College London.
Pip’s researches offer an answer to the initial question, confirming the value of play and improvisation, reminding her of the creative energy embodied in our individual differences and a realisation of the enduring nature of identity. Matter of identity is a celebration of what it is to be human.
Sat 29 Jun 2019 - Sun 22 Sep 2019