Ben Evans James
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The Texture of Air (2018)



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 music score composed and recorded across the empty hospital buildings.

The film was made in collaboration with The Bartlett School of Architecture, On the Record and UCLH.
Directed and Edited:
Ben Evans James
Andrew Mark

Oral Historians:
Laura Mitchison
Olivia Bellas

Composition:
Nicole Robson

Sound Design:
Adam Mendez

LIDAR Scans:
Bernadette Devilat