Amnesia Museum Forum
- When 4 Mar - 4 Mar 2016
CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD PADDINGTON NSW 2021
+61 2 8936 0888
The Amnesia Museum Forum accompanies the exhibition Shona Illingworth: Lesions in the Landscape and will address and explore the relationship between imagination and memory loss, and the role of art in relation to both the scientific understanding and lived experience of memory.
Lesions in the Landscape by Danish-Scottish artist Shona Illingworth examines the complex individual and societal impact of amnesia, a condition in which the capacity to retrieve and form memory is lost and the past is effectively erased. This powerful new work—the result of a collaboration with neuropsychologists working on amnesia—is the culmination of a partnership between UNSW’s National Institute for Experimental Arts, the UK’s Wellcome Trust and the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) in Liverpool.
Invited speakers to the Amnesia Museum Forum:
Prof Michelle Moulds (psychology, intrusive memory)
Prof Michael Balfour (theatre and PTSD)
Dr Maria Angel (digital writing and memory)
Prof Lynn Froggett (psycho-social research)
Dr Muireann Irish (neuropsychology, memory and imagination)
Shona Illingworth (artist collaborating with neuropsychologists)
Prof Jill Bennett (art, trauma and memory loss)