"The London Clinic is one of the UK's most innovative hospitals and the projected image installation at our oncology centre shows our commitment to advancing healthcare. It has transformed the experience of being in that part of the hospital, and helped alleviate what can be a stressful time for our patients."
Paul Wood, Director, London Clinic
In 2010 The London Clinic opened a new state of the art oncology centre on Marylebone Road with an ambitious visual art programme to match the building's technical offering.
Their aim was to create a tranquil and uplifting atmosphere within the main waiting area for the scan rooms which was situated in a double height atrium two floors below ground level.
We worked alongside the architect to create a large projected video image on the blank wall in the subterranean atrium. A collection of natural world video paintings by five artists was selected based on the results of clinical trials at University College London Hospital, Royal Hospice for Neuro-disability and the Surrey and Borders NHS Trust between 2007 and 2009. THe projected image acts like a soothing and tranquil ambiance for patients who may feel anxious or uneasy.
The 4.5 x 2.5 meter projected image was created using a single 7000 lumen projector concealed in the wall on the opposite of the atrium.
Working with the architect, simple access to the projector was designed so that bulb replacements could be carried out simply and predicatively by the Open Gallery maintenance team.