Andrew Mark

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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

Oral Historians:
Laura Mitchison and Olivia Bellas

Nicole Robson

Sound Design:
Adam Mendez

LIDAR Scans:
Bernadette Devilat