Working with participants in Liverpool who are living with dementia, and their families, this research aims to open up a dialogue around our understanding of touch and how it is used and thought about in a care context.
Three custom-made pieces that offer new ways in which technology can be used to capture, measure and help us better understand touch will be presented in this pop-up exhibition. From re-imagining the mobile phone as a sensory experience, a custom glove that measure how couples hold hands through to an augmented photo album, this exhibit is an invitation to interact with the objects and participate in the research and explore the findings before the data informs a new public art work in 2017/18. Hold will be exhibited alongside examples of experiments with sensory technologies produced by FACT's Over-60s group.
Hold is funded by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, in collaboration with Professor Nadia Berthouze (UCL)
Supported by FACT, Community Integrated Care and SURF group.