Trotman’s experimental film explores the borderlands between the mainstream and neurodivergent intangible spaces, combining imagery and poetry to explore and illuminate the in-between spaces that neurodivergent’s who traverse worlds whilst navigating the pandemic sometimes seek refuge within. Neuro-mnemonic explores the light and shade of neurodivergent experiences during the pandemic, resituating and holding space. The film invites audiences to consider neurodivergent lived experiences, ways of being and notions of solace.
Film viewing instruction: This is a rotating visual and requires interaction via rotational manipulation to view abstract imagery. Veer left for the introduction and veer right for the end credit. If using a laptop use the mouse to change the view.
About the artist:
https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/residents/natasha-trotman | @trottykins
Natasha is an Equality Designer, Maker and Researcher whose work focuses on mental difference and neurodiversity as a way to foster new conversations and new approaches to the world around us. Her work examines different ways of experiencing and processing the world – for people with hidden disabilities, neurodivergent and disabled communities such as dyspraxic and autistic persons, through to people living with dementia; she also works with neurotypical
People. Her work not only seeks to raise awareness concerning mental difference and marginalised experiences but to also reframe mainstream notions of equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion; asking audiences to consider the nuances and complexities of these terms through provocations, play and creative 'interrogations'.
Natasha studied Information Experience Design (IED) at the Royal College of Art and has a Masters degree in IED, with a background in Graphic Design and Computer Science. She is also a special/adaptive educational needs/disability practitioner working with disabled children and young people. She has exhibited widely, creating sensory workshops and exhibits at cultural institutions and organisations including The Victoria and Albert Museum, The London Design Biennale at Somerset House, the National Portrait Gallery and Tate Britain and was selected for The Shaw Trust Powerlist Top 100 Influential Disabled People 2019 and 2020.