Sunshine Coast Art Crawl
A LOCAL ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL
Our inaugural Imagination Network project was inspired by a series of short stories written by a group of Good Samaritan Canada Christenson Village residents who were living with dementia. These stories were written using the Timeslips method, a story creation process developed by University of Milwaukee Professor Anne Basting, that replaces the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine. The process uses evocative photographs as a launching point for a creative exercise in which a group of individuals—both living with and with-out dementia—construct a story surrounding the image.
In collaboration with a team of professional artists, volunteers (consisting of caregivers, family, seniors and community members) participants selected four of these stories to work with. Over a period of three weeks, this same group designed and created installations, songs and short performances inspired by these stories.