Laurence Aëgerter

France (1972)
Festival Images Vevey
2016
Photographic Treatment

Thanks to the Nestlé Grant from the Grand Prix Images Vevey 2015/2016, Laurence Aëgerter investigates the effects of images on individuals dealing with senile dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, with the aim of creating a therapeutic tool to improve their well-being. Collaborating with neurologists, gerontologists and psychologists, she based her project Photographic Treatment on studies demonstrating that the manipulation of photographs stimulates cognitive functions. The artist invited visitors into a clinically white exhibition space where, as part of this therapy, they activated their senses as they smelt prints covered with orange-, mint- or rose-flavored ink. All fragrances were totally unrelated to the subjects represented.

Grand Prix Images Vevey
2016
Photographic Treatment

Thanks to the Nestlé Grant from the Grand Prix Images Vevey 2015/2016, Laurence Aëgerter investigates the effects of images on individuals dealing with senile dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, with the aim of creating a therapeutic tool to improve their well-being. Collaborating with neurologists, gerontologists and psychologists, she based her project Photographic Treatment on studies demon- strating that the manipulation of photographs stimulates cognitive functions. The artist invited visitors into a clinically white exhibition space where, as part of this therapy, they activated their senses as they smelt prints covered with orange-, mint- or rose-flavored ink. All fragrances were totally unrelated to the subjects represented.

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