Carlyle's Hands

Talent Showcase 2011
  • Scheme: Random Acts
  • People: Emily Wardill
  • Duration: 15'

Carlyle's Hands Video

Film Information

  • Year of commission: 2011
  • Year of release: 2011
  • Artist Schemes: Film London Jarman Award

Credits

  • Artist: Emily Wardill

Commissioned for the Film London Jarman Award 2011
For her Channel 4 commission, Wardill produced a series of five short films, collectively titled Carlyle's Hands. Ostensibly a contemporary love story, Carlyle's Hands sees Wardill subtly unpack the narrative forms of the thriller to explore themes of self awareness, questions of perception and investigations into our own consciousness. All five films films aired on Channel 4 in 2011 and are avilable to view on the Channel 4 website.

Carlyle's Hands 1
Eitienne, a neuroscientist who is working around ideas of self awareness, is haunted by his patient, who he calls 'Marathon Man' a man who cannot move his own body unless he sees it. Eitienne delivers a lecture about the marathon man, based on the work of Israel Rosenfeld.

Carlyle's Hands 2
Eitienne, a neuroscientist who is working around ideas of self awareness, is haunted by his patient, who he calls 'Marathon Man' a man who cannot move his own body unless he sees it. Eventually he meets Georgia, a woman with whom he is able to connect and they fall in love.

Carlyle's Hands 3
Eitienne, a neuroscientist who is working around ideas of self awareness, is haunted by his patient, who he calls 'Marathon Man' a man who cannot move his own body unless he sees it. Eitienne's dates with different women explore propioception through a contemporary situation.

Carlyle's Hands 4
Eitienne, a neuroscientist who is working around ideas of self awareness, is haunted by his patient, who he calls 'Marathon Man' a man who cannot move his own body unless he sees it. Eitienne delivers a lecture to students that explores ideas of self awareness.

Carlyle's Hands 5
Eitienne, a neuroscientist who is working around ideas of self awareness, is haunted by his patient, who he calls 'Marathon Man' a man who cannot move his own body unless he sees it. His long working hours means that he has neglected his love life and is encouraged by his best friend to begin online dating.

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