Rebecca Ivatts
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À la recherche du temps perdu

Rebecca Ivatts - À la recherche du temps perdu

À la recherche du temps perdu

Acrylic, collage on wood

84.1 x 59.4cm

This brain-rose encircles an Alzheimer’s diagnostic clock (in which patients often ‘scrunch up’ numbers), a poignant metaphor for the distortion of time – and night and day – that accompanies the condition. The internal red elements represent the hippocampus (formation of new memories) and entorhinal cortex (memory, perception of time) where atrophy occurs early in the disease.