Dogs and the Elderly: the significance of interspecies companionship towards the end of life discusses the dilema of leaving a 'burden' through the art project 'Dogs and the Elderly', which analyses the importance of the interspecies relationships for physical and emotional health and wellbeing.
Dr Angela Bartrum works in expanded sculpture including objects, video, event and text. Her practice concerns threshold and 'in-between' spaces of the human body, gallery or museum, definitions of the human and animal within companion species relationships and alternative strategies for documenting the ephemeral. She is prinicple investigator for the Alternative Document, a large scale project that anaylses alternative strategies for documenting ephemeral artworks that includes exhibitions, symposia and text. Bartrum completed a PhD at Middlesex University and is Head of the Arts Research Centre and Associate Professor in Research at the University of Derby.
Tickets for this seminar are FREE but booking is essential. Please click on the website link to REGISTER for this seminar through eventbrite.
This forms part of a series of seminars held by the University's cross-college, interdisciplinary research cluster focusing on themes around arts and health, social gerontology and dementia an initiative of our Arts & Health Centre of Excellence.
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