BSL interpreted live performances
2:30 and 3:30 pm Sat April 22nd click here to book
‘Misfolding’ is a commissioned series of five audio-visual works that draw inspiration from scientific research to explore the biology behind Alzheimer’s disease. The pieces will be played in the Project Space at the Phoenix Art Space from Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd April 2023.
The project is a collaboration between artists, researchers and faculty from the University of Sussex and the award-winning music-theatre ensemble Electric Voice Theatre. The works seek to creatively communicate the highly complex biological processes that underpin Alzheimer’s disease. Importantly, notes of hope are incorporated to reflect the scientific progress made, and a sense of positivity for the future.
In 2021, members of a research group studying the biological mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s disease in the School of Life Sciences met with artists from the School of Media, Arts and Humanities and musicians from Electric Voice Theatre to participate in a workshop where elements of the science were explained, discussed and interpreted. The result is a collection of thought-provoking pieces that simultaneously inform and educate, but also challenge our perception of dementia in imaginative, abstract and often moving ways.