Memory Island is a collection of animations and a virtual world made by Jennie for Camden Arts Centre, London in 2004. It was created from the memories and drawings of six young adults with cerebral palsy. Jennie placed the drawings into landscapes inspired by the paintings of Giotto, depicting the lives of saints.
Victor told a story of how he went to see a Dr in Germany for a second opinion, only to fall from a hospital bed.
The scientific research stage is documented in Experiment:Converstaions in art and Science, published by Wellcome trust, edited by Bergit Arends and Davina Thackera. ISBN 1 841290432.
There is a beautiful catalogue of the exhibition available from Camden Arts Centre.
Thanks to the young people: Victor Antoniades, Ilana Blumenfeld, Charlotte Wynne, Nicola Yates, Edna Obeng and David Slater.
The funders: The Wellcome Trust, Gulbenkion Foundation and Juliet Gomperts Trust.
Psychologist Nigel Foreman and anthropologist Laura Camfield who researched the perceptions of the young people. Professor of virtual reality at Loughborough University, Roy Kalawsky gave technical support.