Funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, UCLH Arts and Heritage, and Med-el.
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 collected media come together in an audio-visual work and online archive, which along with three sculptural tributes is permanently installed at the new hospital on Huntley Street, WC1E.
Lidar image (above) by Bernadette Devilat in collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and On the Record CIC.