‘Present’ is an installation that features 11 video portraits realised by the artist of individuals with dementia as they listen to their favourite songs. Each individual reacts differently to a song that has had a special meaning to them at some point of their life. A certain song might take them back to a safe place, perhaps to a childhood memory. Faced with these emotions, the viewer is invited to share in subtle smiles, clapping, lips moving, wild dancing even! After the song is over, the personality captured by the illness retreats back into a secret world with little concept of time.