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An Immersive Art-Based Approach to Engaging with the Embodied, Sensory and Affective Experience of Living with Dementia

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This paper discusses the design and exhibition of The Visit, an immersive media artwork, featuring a digital character with dementia. Created from verbatim interviews with people living with dementia, the character ‘Viv’ shares experiences of audio and visual hallucinations, confusion and confabulation, as well as her insights and reflections. Viewers are thereby drawn into the perceptual world of dementia, but also challenged by the depth of the engagement with the character.

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  • Dementia
  • Immersive media
  • Empathy

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Kenning, G., Bennett, J., Kuchelmeister, V., Ginnivan, N., Neidorf, M. (2021). An Immersive Art-Based Approach to Engaging with the Embodied, Sensory and Affective Experience of Living with Dementia. In: Brankaert, R., Raber, C., Houben, M., Malcolm, P., Hannan, J. (eds) Dementia Lab 2021: Supporting Ability Through Design. D-Lab 2021. Design For Inclusion, vol 2. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70293-9_8

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