Chris Saunders copyright 2019

Lost Patients of a Saint (Video, silent,1 minute, 2015)

Lost Patients of a Saint describes the issue of a co-dependent relationship that can develop between carer and the cared-for. Both the carer and patient express ambivalence – the carer is reluctant to give up their sainthood or self-less persona but resent that they cannot do without the helpless ‘other’ to make them feel good. Meanwhile the lost patients feel superior to the carer as their suffering is beyond help. It is a solemn and comic competition endlessly repeating.