The Invisible Carerevent Fri 20 – Sat 21 Sep 2019, 20:00 – 23:59
St Catherine's Almshouse
17 Catherine Street, Exeter
The Invisible Carer is a piece of visual public art at St
Catherine’s Alms House, Exeter, which helps to create public awareness of the
strengths and vulnerabilities of family carers, as well as giving the
opportunity for their commitment to be recognised.
Created by artist Leo Jamelli as a result of his University of Exeter Arts and Culture fellowship, the installation involves the projection of a hand drawn animation of a carer struggling to hold her husband who she cares for.
The piece will depict her trying to support his weight as he slowly begins to slip from her hands. This acts as a metaphor for the mental strain experienced by invisible carers and their vulnerabilities. As the husband begins to slip from her hold, she finds the strength to lift him and support him once more.
This is to identify with the strength invisible carers must find during these very difficult periods, as well as representing the role reversal.
See The Invisible Carer projected onto the wall of St Catherine’s Alms House, 17 Catherine Street, Exeter EX1 1EU on 20 and 21 September 2019 from 8pm to midnight.
Find out more about Leo Jamelli's Arts and Culture Fellowship at the University of Exeter here.
This free event is supported by Arts and Culture at the University of Exeter.