'Eupnea' is a film by artist Ilona Dorota Sagar made exclusively for Saturated Space, a research cluster at the AA. It explores the colour-space of healthcare environments in Britain, which to this day are guided in their design by colour analyses from the 1950s. This has created a historic and continuing relationship for millions of people between whole generations of memories and experiences across the gamut of life's most intense moments – from birth, to illness, dementia, and death – in which specific colours, surfaces and spaces become intertwined, active players in the pain, hope, fear and release of the NHS' countless visitors.

From the artist:

'The film focuses on the connection between colour, health and well-being through its manifestation in the design of hospitals. Hospitals can be seen as the site of a collision between internal and external languages in design, cognition and the human body. The external syntax of technical and functional systems clashes with an internal language which is messier, more visceral and emotional.'

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Date Submitted: 30/7/2013

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