From Bubble, the contemporary art project by the artist Daniel Bagnon, kicks off a programme of a hundred activities based around Alzheimer’s. The goal of the activities is to raise public awareness and understanding on the effects of this illness and its social cost.
The initiative involves the Associació de Familiars de Malalts d’Alzheimer de Barcelona (AFAB), the Fundació Pasqual Maragall, the Fundació Alzheimer Catalunya, the Fundació ACE and the Fundació Uszheimer, with collaboration from Barcelona City Council.
The programme includes lectures, a festival of short films, workshops, guided tours and more.
As from 22 October, around 4,000 bubbles on the ground mark out a route around the twenty centres and municipal facilities hosting the activities. This 10 km route is mainly around the districts of Ciutat Vella, Nou Barris, Sant Andreu and Les Corts.
The public wear and tear of these bubbles is intended to symbolise the gradual loss of neuronal connections which affects Alzheimer’s sufferers. At the same time, the Museu Marítim is displaying the main feature of Bagnon’s art project: a sculpture consisting of 33 independent pieces suspended in the air and representing the brain of people who suffer from the illness.
The programme can be downloaded here.