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Bathing and dressing synchronised with new audio.

  • Ford, Felicity.
Date
1935/2012
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Description

A film originally in two parts made for mothers-to-be, looking at the correct way to bathe a baby. This first part shows, among other things, the importance of avoiding draughts, which equipment is needed, how to change a soiled nappy, the correct temperature of bath water and how to wash the face and head. In 2013, in partnership with the BFI, Wellcome Library commissioned a new sound track by Dr Felicity Ford. Ford develop a soundtrack which would convey some of the rich social history of the film and be sympathetic to its original reception in civic spaces. She created field recordings of buildings with acoustics similar to the site where the original film was shot, and the materials employed for bathing and dressing a baby over seventy years ago - enamel basins, castille soap and jugs of water - were all used to evoke the texture of post-natal care. Mothers and their tiny babies were enlisted to record the distinctive sounds produced by a very young infant, so that the little baby featured now has a ' voice'.

Publication/Creation

England, 1935/2012.

Physical description

1 encoded moving image (21:38 min.) : sound, black and white

Contributors

Duration

00:21:38

Copyright note

British Medical Association

Terms of use

Unrestricted
CC-BY-NC
Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales

Creator/production credits

Produced by the National Council for Maternity and Child Welfare and Carnegie Welfare Centre, Shoreditch.

Notes

Felicity Ford's field recordings are held in the Wellcome Library under collection reference TP2, can be listened to and then downloaded under Creative Commons licences.
This material is embargoed by the BFI for six months from the release date and is available from 21st October 2013.

Contents

Segment 1 A film originally in two parts made for mothers-to-be, looking at the correct way to bathe a baby. This first part shows, among other things, the importance of avoiding draughts, which equipment is needed, how to change a soiled nappy, the correct temperature of bath water and how to wash the face and head. In 2013, in partnership with the BFI, Wellcome Library commissioned a new sound track by Dr Felicity Ford. Ford develop a soundtrack which would convey some of the rich social history of the film and be sympathetic to its original reception in civic spaces. She created field recordings of buildings with acoustics similar to the site where the original film was shot, and the materials employed for bathing and dressing a baby over seventy years ago - enamel basins, castille soap and jugs of water - were all used to evoke the texture of post-natal care. Mothers and their tiny babies were enlisted to record the distinctive sounds produced by a very young infant, so that the little baby featured now has a ' voice'. Time start: 00:00:00:00 Time end: 00:21:38:00 Length: 00:21:38:00


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