During the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, acute attention was given to the daily routine of washing hands through government information posters, and instructions to wash as long as it takes you to sing Happy Birthday twice. This necessary decontamination act became more potent and self-conscious. Surgeons scrub in and scrub out, paying close attention to every inch of their hands. Here the self-cleansing motion of hand on hand becomes hypnotic with the rhythm of hands and movement of water.
Wash my Hands was made in May 2020 when we were nearing the end of the first lockdown in the UK and first projected in my studio doorway for Lockdown & Light and then shown virtually in The Crown Letter. In 2021 the moving image was projected onto water in a stainless steel sink at The Art Station as part of the exhibition HERE.