jan

An unstoppable urge to live

What is it like when your memory starts faltering, when you can’t remember who or where you are and your grasp of reality starts slipping? My great-uncle
has Alzheimer’s disease. He is 81 years old and has been living in Denmark since the 1960s, he has a Danish wife. I would describe Jan Mallan as an intelligent, headstrong man with an unstoppable urge to live, to learn, to know. A man who loves his surroundings, his wife, and life.
But Jan increasingly fails to manage basic daily chores. Sometimes it seems he is stuck in a loop, repeating the same motions, asking the same questions. I’m scared of losing him, scared that the disease will take his identity. But I also observe that when he claps his hands to chase away invisible sheep, picks a wilted flower to give to the love of his life, laughs about a crumbling cookie or weeps for his memories of World War II, it’s like layers are being peeled away and my uncle shows his deepest core. You would expect him to become less like himself, but in fact, the opposite is true.

Photo series and film installation / BredaPhoto / Sept 15 – Oct 30 / address: Parade 10, Breda
(EXHIBITION EXTENDED TILL END OF THE YEAR)

Film by: Robin de Puy & Maarten van Rossem.

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jan

An unstoppable urge to live

What is it like when your memory starts faltering, when you can’t remember who or where you are and your grasp of reality starts slipping? My great-uncle has Alzheimer’s disease. He is 81 years old and has been living in Denmark since the 1960s, he has a Danish wife. I wo...

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