The Directors is a collaboration between artist Marcus Coates and five individuals in recovery from different lived experiences of psychosis. 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 are screened across five locations in Pimlico, in and around the Churchill Gardens Estate, each within a short walking distance of the other. Presented in London from 4 September – 30 October, alongside a contextual programme of talks and workshops to encourage open public discussion around the nation’s mental health. For more information visit the Artangel website.
Marcus Coates’ book, UR… A Practical Guide to Unconscious Reasoning is our book of the month for September, with 30% off all month.