Aurore Brard

Department: Man and Activity

Moving Memories

As a daily activity throughout our adult lives, cooking is largely automatic. Stirring, pouring, grinding, kneading, sprinkling; our hands know what to do. This is known as procedural memory and is the last to slip away in people suffering from Alzheimer’s. Aurore Brard calls on these ingrained practices in ‘Moving Memories’, a set of playful, intuitive tools that mimic familiar specific movements in cooking, stimulating the senses and encouraging curiosity. Unlike real kitchen utensils, there is no wrong way to handle them. In a world that has become confusing and foreign for these patients, such movements are comforting in their familiarity.

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman