The Directors is a collaboration between artist Marcus Coates and five individuals in recovery from different lived experiences of psychosis, commissioned by Artangel. Positioned behind the camera, each of them directs Coates in a filmed restaging of particular episodes from their lives.
Following extensive research and discussion, the five short films challenge cultural stigma through an attempt to understand different realities. Each director chose a location of personal significance where they filmed Coates embodying and performing their own experiences.
The five short films being screened across five locations in Pimlico, in and around the Churchill Gardens Estate in London until 30 October. each within a short walking distance of the other.
To mark World Mental Health Day on Monday 10 October, Artangel have made all five films available online via their YouTube and Vimeo channels for one week, so that anyone in the world can view them.
Marcus Coates’ book, UR…A Practical Guide to Unconscious Reasoning, is available from the Book Works shop.