THE NIGHT THE MOUNTAINS MOVED
Hand-cut digital prints on billboard paper,
collaged onto the wall
2.6m x 9m
Commissioned by Wellcome-MRC Stem Cell Institute for Jeffery Cheah Biomedical Centre at Cambridge Biomedical Campus, in partnership with Blood Cancer UK and Kettle's Yard.
The installation The Night the Mountains Moved was made in response to UNKNOWN UNKNOWNS, a project bringing together patient ambassadors for Blood Cancer UK and stem cell researchers working at the Wellcome-MRC Stem Cell Institute. Through a series of online workshops across the summer of 2020, participants developed hand-cut animation sequences exploring their experience of the unknown in relation to living with blood cancer, the challenges of research and the global uncertainties of Covid-19. Animation materials included paper, yarn, velvet and issues of National Geographic published in 1960, the year Blood Cancer UK officially became a charity.
Futuramic Unknown is a short animated film featuring the project participants’ stop-motion sequences.
Animations by Tania Dineen-Parish, Bertie Göttgens, Elizabeth Anne Holmes,
Alison Kennedy, Jane Leahy, Jessica Murphy, Eugene Park, Mel Plumridge,
Nathalie Sakakini, Antonella Santoro, and Mariana Quiroga Londono.
Soundtrack by Will Heasman.