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If

A young patient reinvents his experience of being in the hospital through metaphor and allusion. Responding to "what if" questions, Andrew exemplifies the transformative qualities of fantasy, empathy, and humor.

Best Documentary: Silver2002 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2002 / John Jacobs / Sherre DeLys / Deutschland Radio, Australia

A young patient reinvents his experience of being in the hospital through metaphor and allusion. Responding to "what if" questions, Andrew exemplifies the transformative qualities of fantasy, empathy, and humor.

The New Children's Hospital at Westmead, in Sydney, Australia -- with its extraordinary art collection, gardens and aviary, and even its own radio station -- was the initial inspiration for this piece.

If won the Best Documentary: Silver Award in the 2002 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.


produced by

John Jacobs

John Jacobs is a radio producer and sound artist from Melbourne, Australia.

Sherre DeLys

Sherre DeLys' work has included sound sculpture and installation, improvised vocal music, sound designs for theater and film, radio art and documentaries.


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