Laurence Aëgerter - PHT #073, 2016

From the series Photographic Treatment ©
Ultrachrome print on enhanced matte paper, silkscreen with the scent of eucalyptus
30 x 41 cm
Edition of 30 + 2AP

ABOUT THE WORK
This diptych is part of the Photographic Treatment project. 
Photographic Treatment © consists of a series of five books, Daily Photo Dose 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, with each thirty black and white photographic diptychs collected and edited by Laurence Aëgerter.
Conducted in collaboration with neurologists, gerontologists and psychologists, this project aims to provide a therapeutic tool based on images, in order to improve the wellbeing of senile dementia patients.
Aëgerter aims to improve how people with dementia are taken care off. Brain stimulation is especially important for individuals suffering from the adverse effects of dementia, as it has proven to be helpful with slowing down the process of brain degeneration, according to the brain plasticity principle ‘Use It or Lose It’. It is Aëgerter’s belief that pairing images is a powerful strategy to stimulate brain activity. The process of recognising connections between two images engages specific cognitive functions, involving associative creativity and fantasy.

The second aim of Photographic Treatment © is to improve the wellbeing of individuals with dementia through the social interaction involved in the connections being made while looking at the photographic diptychs. This series is indeed an art project, but it was also finalist for an innovation care award in the Netherlands, which speaks to its integration with specialised scientific criteria by experts in the field of caregiving.

Photographic Treatment © was produced thanks to the Nestlé Prize of the Grand Prix Images Vevey (Switzerland) and presented as international premiere at the Festival Images Vevey 2016. Photographic Treatment © also received the generous support of Zorgbalans; Amstelring; GGZinGeest; Stichting Art in Societies; Stichting Stokroos; Fonds Sluyterman van Loo; Stichting RCOAK; Pius-Stichting; BankGiro Loterij Fonds; Stichting VSBfonds; Huize Plantage; Stichting de Zaaier; Mondrian Fund; Fondation Beau Séjour, Vevey.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
In an on-going process which oscillates between projects in public space, photography and artist’s books, Aëgerter’s work addresses the permanent transformation that lies in the essence of things. She examines the archive that shapes our collective memory. Displacement and translation play an important part in her work. Accurate reconstruction coexists with staged coincidence.
Over the past years she has exhibited in several international solo and group shows. Recent solo exhibitions include: Le Louvre, MAMAC Nice; The Modernists and More, Hermitage Museum Amsterdam; Herbarium Cataplasma, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden. Recent group shows: From Here On, Arts Santa Monica Museum, Barcelona/ FoMu, Antwerp; Les rencontres de la photographie, Arles; Making Africa, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; Quickscan #2, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam. In 2016 Aëgerter was awarded with the International Photography Nestlé Price, Festival Images, Vevey (CH).

ABOUT BUYING THIS WORK
The framed work will be carefully wrapped and then shipped as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. This work is on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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€450,00 Incl. tax