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Artistic work

Arbitrary Memories I 

is dedicated to Igor Lintz-Maués, a very dear friend of mine, who unfortunately has Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's dementia. Cut into the film are pictures of happiness defined by himself, which his wife Elke has graciously made available to me.

Artist: Ruth Mateus-Berr

The artist works with methods called subliminal messages, which are visual or auditory stimuli that the conscious mind cannot perceive, often inserted into other media such as TV commercials or songs. This kind of messaging can be used to strengthen or heighten the persuasiveness of advertisements, or to convey an altogether different message entirely. However, these messages can also positively influence people's minds and memories, if they evoke memories that touch people positively. Of course, this can be a very subjective and individual approach, since different memories are essential for moments of happiness.

True subliminal messages cannot be observed or discovered by the conscious mind, even if you’re actively looking for them. This is because stimuli to which we respond every day – the things we see and hear around us – are above the threshold of conscious perception, unlike subliminal messages, which are below this threshold. (https://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2017/10/24/subliminal-advertising)

Artist: Ruth Mateus-Berr, credits: Demedarts 

Arts & Dementia

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Dieser Film entstand auf der Grundlage der freundlichen Einladung von Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe zum Salon Souterrain, der sich mit dem Altern befasste. Hier kam es zu einer Zusammenarbeit mit Cédrick Tshimbalanga aus Kinshasa, der Demokratischen Republik Kongo. Auch er interviewte einen an Demenz erkrankten älteren Mann, woraus Ruth Mateus-Berr den Film entwickelte.

Künstlerin: Ruth Mateus-Berr 

Design: Ruth Mateus-Berr & Pia Scharler, photographer: Max Kropitz 

Artist: Ruth Mateus-Berr, credits: Demedarts 

walkers

Rolltoren

Design: Ruth Mateus-Berr & Pia Scharler, photographer: Max Kropitz 

Design: Ruth Mateus-Berr & Pia Scharler, photographer: Max Kropitz 

Design: Ruth Mateus-Berr & Pia Scharler, photographer: Max Kropitz 

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NV23

Design: Pia Scharler, photographer: Max Kropitz 

Creativity Broom

Design: Pia Scharler, photographer: Max Kropitz 

Preserved Stories

Workshop: Lisa Kielmeier, photographer: Max Kropitz 

Graphic Novel: Preserved Stories

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Artist: Lisa Kielmeier, scan: Lisa Kielmeier

Gestures of empathy

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Design: Christina Carli, credits: Demedarts

TANs

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Artist: Ruth Mateus-Berr, credits: Demedarts 

The score of the stairs

Artist: Ruth Mateus-Berr, credits: Demedarts 

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