Life stories in a virtual box
Aune Head Arts will build on their work with older people in Devon, including those with dementia, to capture their life stories and develop them into artworks (sound and visual based) for community radio and internet distribution.
These artworks, called 'Life Story Boxes', will grow out of workshops in memory cafes, led by professional artist, Kate Green. The resulting boxes will represent an individual's personal history and could include objects, sound, photographs and even video.
Each box will be photographed and re-interpreted to create interactive artworks. Families, friends and the wider public can then experience the 'Life Story Boxes' through a specially designed website.
With funding from Nominet Trust, Life Story Boxes aims to value the stories and experiences of older people, and help them tell stories which would otherwise remain unheard.
About Aune Head Arts
Aune Head Arts run artist-led projects and residencies across the UK. As an organisation, they are committed to nurturing artists, fostering the creation of new and challenging art, and collaborating with individuals, communities and organisations.