Jetske Visser


What is a teapot when you no longer know what a teapot is? How does a person suffering from dementia experience his or her surroundings? In Jetske Visser’s project Forgotten Memory the viewer is submerged in the world of dementia. By doing research and examining literature on the subject, and by spending time with elderly people suffering from the condition, Visser has created an image of their hazy, fragile and precarious existence. As a metaphor for the condition she has transformed a series of everyday objects and taken pictures of people with dementia. The film demonstrates that things are not always what you would expect.