The Texture of Air
The Texture of Air combines LIDAR scans, 16mm film and digital animation to create an archive of stories from two abandoned hospitals in London.
Captured over a period of three years, conversations with staff and patients recorded in laboratories, clinics and chambers unfold as vignettes within the film. Each story is set against a composition composed and recorded across the empty hospital buildings.
In reference to the hospital’s original benefactor - the founder of Kodak, George Eastman - The Texture of Air was filmed on Kodak 16mm film.
The film was made in collaboration with The Bartlett School of Architecture, On the Record and UCLH.
Directed and Edited:
Andrew Mark and Ben Evans James
Laura Mitchison and Olivia Bellas