Easdale Island Community Hall
Heide Pfuetzner: Brain on Fire

Heide Pfuetzner: Brain on Fire

Date of Event: Fri 12 Jul 2013
Event Type: Other Event
Time: 7.30pm
Ticket Pricing: FREE
The exhibition runs until 25 July

"Since I set my foot on Easdale for the first time, I have loved this place and its people. Building a cairn there, made me realize this is where I belong. Here I can find peace and creativity."

BrainPainting is painting with the help of my brain activity and a specially created computer programme. Canvas, brush and colour palette are digital. Concentration and my mind produce expressive paintings. For the first time, this project gives me the opportunity to show the world that the ALS has not been the end of my life!

ALS is a debilitating disease characterized by rapidly progressive weakness, muscle atrophy and fasciculations, muscle spasticity, difficulty speaking (dysarthria), difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), and difficulty breathing (dyspnea) etc. In the end, you are locked in a paralysed body with an active mind. Unfortunately, ALS is not treatable. Statistically, as an ALS patient, you might survive 3 years after your diagnosis.

This exhibition is only possible with the use of the most modern techniques and the support of many people. Only a handful know what ALS means to the patient and their families and research into the disease is just in its infancy . Peoples poor knowdledge and inhibitions often lead to the ALS patient losing touch and becoming isolated. We want to break this vicious circle!

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