Most medical conditions involve pain, fever, numbness, drowsiness, or any other sensation that everyone has felt in some form and can relate to. Some conditions, such as amnesia, are more mysterious and difficult to have a sense of from the point of view of the patient.
Artist Shona Illingworth worked with neuropsychologist Catherine Loveday and Professor Martin Conway, head of psychology at City University London, and is now showing an exhibition called Lesions in the Landscape at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool, UK. It’s based on the life of a woman named Claire who has true amnesia and lives her life day to day without any memories of the past.
Here’s a preview of the exhibition followed by a short discussion with the neuropsychologists:
Exhibition info page: Lesions in the Landscape…