For the protection brief I have wanted to explore some of the issues that arose for me when my partner had breast cancer a year ago. The main things that came up were issues around helplessness, powerlessness, having to hand her over to others, and to trust them to make the right decisions and to be skilled in their handiwork. Afterwards there was a lot of gratitude to the staff at the Western General, and to her surgeon, anaesthetist and nurses in particular for another life saved.
The plan is to make a film to capture the experience of handing over..
Here are some of the trials for this piece, thus far I have made 5 films trying to get the exposure and composition of the piece right before I meet her surgeon.