I am glad that there is a filmed record of me installing the hands at the church just as they were getting ready to open up for private prayer. It felt that this was an important moment for the church community being allowed to enter after the many weeks of Lockdown – and a privilege to be allowed to do this.


The 100 Hands came to represent community; in my photographs this is a silent community unable to be in its usual places and in the film the hands outside the church represent a community waiting to open the doors. We all recognise just how important our hands are to us and in this time of quarantine there is a sadness in out relationship with the hands that we cannot use to touch things surfaces and those we love for fear of infection.



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