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  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:
Ben Evans James and Andrew Mark

Oral Historians:
Laura Mitchison and Olivia Bellas

Composition:
Nicole Robson

Sound Design:
Adam Mendez

LIDAR Scans:
Bernadette Devilat