i want you to know i was thinking of you today (2017)

Multi channel film (loop)

i want you to know i was thinking of you today (extract)

i want you to know i was thinking of you today is a multi-channel film work originally commissioned as a public artwork for Chelsea & Westminster Hospital waiting rooms. The film takes gestures, actions and scenes of care and support observed in the hospital environment and transports them to an enigmatic and cinematic space. Hand sanitisation is turned into a surreal cabaret act while a host of characters wait, read and embrace; The act of supporting broken and injured limbs forms a hypnotic dance; individuals lean on each other for support whilst others speak frantically and lovingly on the phone.

Film stills

The film now exists, apprpriately, in a state of limbo and waiting, ready to be reconstructed for different contexts outside of the hospital. The characters are ghosts, waiting to reappear.

Film still

Film still

i want you to know i was thinking of you today was originally commissioned by Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

Cast: Hollie Miller, Yuki Kobayashi, Samir Kennedy, Jean Paul Paula, Nando Messias, Helen Noir, Jordan Robson, Masumi Saito, Symara Templeman, Harriey Fleuriot, Sarah Kershaw, Yun-Pei Hsiung, Kimberley Watson, David Wilkinson, Fanja Ralison, Jamila Jennings-Grant

Camera: Alisa Boanta
Hair: Thomas Silverman
Make-up: Anete Salinieka
Styling: Jean Paul Paula
Props: Jonathan Van Beek
Producer: Miriam Newman

Additional thanks to Theo Adams, Alex Kapranos and The Glory.

...it is as if I decided to mate with (not clone) my own arm: how queer