Harry

2003

Fong, Eric
My practice is concept-based, and involves video, sculpture and photography to explore biomedical issues. Recently, my work has become more socially engaged, and has involved collaborations with people in local communities to explore issues surrounding medical conditions such as dementia and respiratory disorders. Between September 2002 and March 2003, I worked as an artist-in-residence at Age Concern Kensington & Chelsea, and engaged older people with dementia in creative activities to produce collaborative artworks that would enhance public understanding of their perceptual difficulties. The video, 'Harry', was one of the works produced during this residency in collaboration with Harry, a feisty 81-year-old former boxer, jazz drummer and ballroom dancer who now has dementia. It focused on his undiminished flair for performance and his joy of living. Eric Fong
  • Artwork Details: running time: 3 minutes 8seconds
  • Edition: Edition of 10
  • Material description: DVD
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC8/2004

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