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How to Live in an Empty Hospital

Ransom Riggs

A few months ago I posted a delightful short film by Studiocanoe, about his job as a projectionist, and how esoteric and precious his endangered profession had become. Now here's another of his films, equally delightful, about how he and a dozen of his friends lived in an empty hospital in the center of London for nine months, and managed to make such a bizarre, sterile place feel like home. They called it "the homespital." Having photographed a few abandoned hospitals in my day, it's difficult to imagine spending the night without infecting myself with incurable nightmares -- but this video makes me think it might actually be kind of fun.

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