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Bartholomew Whisper went to the doctor today. There he met administrators keen on experimental surgery and lonely MRI machines. At least the growing hole in his head was becoming quite beautiful.
“This cut-out animation is a technical tour-de-force, its use of scalpel-on-cardboard a brilliant manifestation of its medical storyline. Investigating the workings of the mind and the effects of an MRI scan, the film explores memory and the hospital experience through the surreal ailment of a hole in the head, with Gabriel Böhmer’s cut-out style physically pulling back and slicing through the layers of the brain. Its title taken from the words said to you before undertaking such a scan, in case of a panic attack in an enclosed space, such words echo through into everyday life, particularly resonant in a pandemic-stricken world.”
— Philip Ilson