Shirley, Peter and Frances lived in the same room in a care home (room 21) one after the other. Despite never meeting their stories show some remarkable similarities.
‘An Occasional Cobra’ aims to show how their stories can be unpicked and interpreted. Over coming months experts from the fields of neurology, linguistics, poetry and the arts will each add their annotations to the texts.
The project will explore how the architecture of the care home – filtered through a lens of dementia - impacted on their narratives and, in turn, their narratives came to effect their perceptions of the physical space and the objects around them.