The Texture of Air

The Texture of Air

Nicole Robson, Olivia Bellas, Laura Mitchison, Jack Wild, Rifke Sadleir, Ben Evan James, Andrew Mark, Adam Mendez, Bernadette Devilat, Netta Peltola

The Texture of Air is a public art and heritage project honouring two London hospitals at a moment of historic transition. Eastman Dental Hospital and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital both left their historic homes on Grays Inn Road and reopened in a new shared facility in October 2019. Inspired by medical imaging techniques, the artists sought to faithfully record the stories and memories of staff and patients and to reveal the sonic and architectural profiles of the buildings. The project website is conceived as an online art installation, the web-based counterpart to a physical art exhibition at the new hospital on Huntley Street, WC1E. It is designed with accessibility at its heart and to playfully interface between the project film and complete archive of collected interviews, music, field recordings, architectural 3D scans, and 16mm photographs.


Nicole Robson: Composer and associate producer, website production lead

Olivia Bellas: Creative producer at ScreenDeep

Laura Mitchison:  Oral historian and artist

Jack Wild and Rifke Sadleir: Web developers

Ben Evan James and Andrew Mark: Cinematographers and film editors

Adam Mendez: Sound designer

Bernadette Devilat: Author of LiDAR images and animations

Netta Peltola: Graphic designer

Commissioned by UCLH Arts and Heritage

Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

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