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Perception of Digital and Physical Sculpture by People with Dementia: An Investigation into Creative Potential

Chauhan, Sumita, Bobrowicz, Ania, Ang, C.S. (2017) Perception of Digital and Physical Sculpture by People with Dementia: An Investigation into Creative Potential. The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts, 12 (2). 11 -25. ISSN 2326-9987. E-ISSN 2327-1787. (doi:10.18848/2326-9987/CGP/v12i02/11-25) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:62189)

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Abstract: The perception of three-dimensional sculptural forms is quite different from two-dimensional art works such as painting and drawing. Though both are considered forms of artistic production, the distinction is the tactual and kinesthetic sensations of the three-dimensional sculptural forms. The understanding of the perception of sculptural forms adds another dimension to cognitive and emotive qualities embedded in art. The emotions evoked while observing, knowing, touching, and feeling a sculpture, as well as the experiences of working, creating, and producing one, affect an individual’s perception. People with dementia who develop visual and perceptual difficulties may gradually have a different experience of sculpture. The materiality of a sculpture and its tactile engagement have the capacity to influence their perception. With spatial errors, changes in colour, and misperceptions, there is a possibility that they see, appreciate, and experience, in a different way, both physical sculptural forms and those that are mediated through digital technology.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.18848/2326-9987/CGP/v12i02/11-25
Subjects: N Visual Arts > NB Sculpture
N Visual Arts > NX Arts in general
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental health
T Technology > TT Handicrafts. Arts and crafts
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Digital Media
Depositing User: Ani Bobrowicz
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 13:44 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:16 UTC
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