Um espaço para partilha de ideias relacionadas com as práticas artísticas
e os seus efeitos terapêuticos, com destaque para a vertente musical

sábado, 9 de junho de 2012

When words fail, art transforms

An advertising campaign that brings awareness to the growing number of Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The campaigns focuses on how art therapy can improve the overall quality of patients diagnosed with the disease.

"When words fail, art transforms."

It is based on the head is how Alzheimer’s changes the way patients think, the heart represents emotions, and the eye is how their perception of the world changes.

Info at Behance

quarta-feira, 6 de junho de 2012

Makey Makey: turn everyday objects into touchpads

It seems to me that this tool can be promising in the field music therapy!
Take a look at this video!

"What is Makey Makey? MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween. 

How Does it Work? Alligator Clip two objects to the MaKey MaKey board. For example, you and an apple.

When you touch the apple, you make a connection, and MaKey MaKey sends the computer a keyboard message. The computer just thinks MaKey MaKey is a regular keyboard (or mouse). Therefore it works with all programs and webpages, because all programs and webpages take keyboard and mouse input. 

Who is MaKey MaKey For? 
Artists, Kids, Educators, Engineers, Designers, Inventors, Makers... Really it is for everyone." 

More info at KickStart Makey Makey 

domingo, 3 de junho de 2012

Rivista di Arti Terapie e Neuroscienze On Line - Anno III num. 5 Maggio 2012

Ho scoperto questa rivista - Arti Terapie e Neuroscienze online - Rivista Mensile della telematica sui temi musicoterapia, danzaterapia, arteterapia, plastico pittorica, Neuroscienze e Scienze Umane. 

Nata nel gennaio 2010 ad opera dell'Istituto di Arti Terapie e Scienze Creative di Carmiano, in italiano, con accesso gratuito. Una risorsa preziosa aqui!

sábado, 2 de junho de 2012

Mental illness through art in the next See Me, Hear Me

MACARTHUR region residents are challenging attitudes towards mental illness through art in the next See Me, Hear Me exhibition opening 2nd June.

The Benevolent Society’s annual Campbelltown Arts Centre exhibition will feature until June 12 the artwork of 25 local artists, including Sandi Dennis, living with mental illness. The works will then be on show at local Narellan, Campbelltown, Eagle Vale, Ingleburn and Glenquarie libraries until mid-July.

The Benevolent Society’s Wies Schuiringa said the exhibition gave people living with illness a chance to showcase their skills and step into the limelight.

“We often hear from people living with mental illness that they feel isolated and hidden away, so See Me, Hear Me provides people who live with mental illness an opportunity to have a voice,” Ms Schuiringa said.

“The exhibition not only gives artists an opportunity to show their work and skills, it also gives visitors a chance to see some wonderful local artworks and gain a greater understanding of what’s it’s like to live with mental illness.”

Ms Schuiringa said mental illness was not understood well in the community, but over the past years the exhibition had run, it had proven a powerful way to break down the stigma.

Info accessed at Macarthur Chronicle