Story Translations ... our - BACKS!

 

We believe that stories can travel from someone’s memory or imagination to someone’s else reflection or creation, through events like FOODBACK, SWEETBACK, ARTBACK, MUSICBACK, DANCEBACK, SONGBACK and AROMABACK, where stories are "translated" into specific food, object, melody, dance, song or perfume.

F O O D B A C K 

 

A chef will transform your story into a specific dish. The senses and feelings of your story will be translated into taste for a “mouth to mouth” experience: from telling your story to consuming your memory or imagination. A chance to “taste your story”.

S W E E T B A C K 

 

A confectioner will transform your story into a (cup)cake. The sweetness or bitterness in your story will be translated into materials, colours and shapes for a “heart to mouth” experience: from how your story feels like, to how it tastes. A chance to “bake your story”.

A R T B A C K

 

A visual artist will transform your story into a specific object. The emotions of your story will be translated into material for a “telling to touching” experience: from the intangible of a narrative to the tangible of an object. A chance to “touch your story”.

M U S I C B A C K

 

A music composer will transform your story into a specific melody. The sensations and experiences in your story will be translated into music for a “telling to feeling” experience: from the concrete form of a narrative to the unformed feeling of music. A chance to “listen to your story”.

S O N G BA C K

 

A songwriter will transform your story into a song. Your adventures and feelings will be translated into words and melodies for a “telling to singing” experience: from the speaking word to the singing narrative. A chance to “sing your story”.

D A N C E B A C K

 

A dancer will transform your story into a live performance. Your actions and emotions in the story will be translated into movements and images for a “telling to watching” experience : from an oral narrative to the visuality of dance. A chance to “dance your story”.

F E E L BA C K

 

We record your story and send it by post to the person you decide. A special gift to a dear one : a secret, a confession, a shared memory, an anniversary present, a birthday surprise. A chance to stir up memories and feelings, to re-connect with someone and “feel your story back”. 

C O M I N G B A C K

 

This is a human installation. A one-to-one story sharing experience : when teller and listener come together. As a storyteller is a chance to “come back to your story” and as a story listener an opportunity to “meet the person behind the voice”.

A R O M A B A C K 

 

A perfumer will transform your story into a specific fragrance. The emotions of your story will be translated into scents for a “telling to smelling” experience: from the dynamic of your words to the character of a perfume. A chance to “smell your story”.

M E M O R Y B A C K

This is a STORY THERAPY project addressed to patients of dementia and their relatives. We ask the patients to record significant stories from their life, in the beginning of the disease and we present them with their own voices and stories, some months later, when the disease has progressed. It is done in collaboration with their doctor and with the approval of their relatives. Much like the reminiscence therapy, our aim is to observe whether and how is possible for the patient to recover part of their memory, through their own stories and voice, and improve their psychological well-being and self esteem. 

The stories only become part of our audio archive, if and when the relatives of the patients decide so.

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