“I was looking at memory to start with and then, from memory, started looking at dementia. It’s quite an interesting subject that a lot of people don’t know anything about — I didn’t know anything about it — but it was through talking to different people whose relatives have dementia that I then started collecting loads of quotes and asking questions.
From the questions, I began to start doing visual experiments to start showing what these people had said. The general consensus from these people was the idea of relatives slipping away from who they were. That’s where the chairs came in, the chairs represent the individuals. The older you are, the more likely you are to get dementia and as you get older, you become associated with your chair. “