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Six contemporary artists and an extraordinary medical archive

Video, sound and editing by HUW WAHL




A commissioned film by Huw Wahl, based on an exhibition at Ambika P3, 16 March - 23 April 2017, with works by Jasmina Cibic, Federico Diaz, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Remy Markowitsch, Lindsay Seers, Tunga. The exhibition, a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the University of Westminster, was curated by Michael Maziere. This film was produced by Katharine Heron and Lauren Kassell, with support from the Wellcome Trust, the University of Cambridge and the University of Westminster. For more about the Casebooks Project, see www.magicandmedicine.hps.cam.ac.uk


Reference from Dr Lauren Kassell, Department of History & Philosophy of Science:

"It was a rare pleasure to work with you. You quickly understood the brief, asked questions that made me think about the nature of the show, and got on with the job. You exuded a quiet confidence in what you were doing, intuited how to make use of my good suggestions and gently, and correctly, showed me when they weren’t quite right. Most importantly, you have made an enchanting film. Much of the energy in the exhibition comes from the play between the vast space of Ambika P3 and the intimate encounters between astrologers and patients and between artists and audiences that resonated throughout the show. Somehow your film bottled that emotional charge. You have a subtle imagination, unusually suited to the intricacies and layers of film, and I hope that you are given every opportunity to grow your talents. I will certainly recommend you for other projects.""

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