Testing Situations is a public engagement project that inhabits, adapts and reflects on cognitive testing methods and artistic experimentation. The purpose of these screenings, workshops and events is to explore how it feels to be tested, whilst also considering the possibilities for artistic and expressive activities as alternative routes for assessment and diagnosis.
For Bloomsbury Festival, Testing Situations will be contributing a drop-in exhibition and series of events, including screenings of the ‘Neva’, a film made in collaboration with members of Rare Dementia Support groups and researchers at UCL Dementia Research Centre as part of the Created Out of Mind Residency at Wellcome Collection. Visitors will also be invited to take part in drawing activities, reflecting on testing roles and new research themes, whilst contributing to conversations and discussion about the experience of cognitive testing and art.
Testing Situations is funded by a Public Engagement Grant awarded by the Wellcome Trust. We are also working alongside the RDS Impact Study – a 5-year research project investigating the impact of Rare Dementia Support (RDS) group services for individuals living with, or affected by, rare dementias.
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