It has long been theorized throughout the healthcare design field that images of nature have a restorative effect on occupants. London-based Artscape Gallery is now pushing the boundaries of the healing-imagery concept by installing “video paintings” and putting nature back into motion at healthcare facilities.

“The main thing that sets us apart from other moving image work, like television and film, is that we use a stationary camera shot, so it is framed more like a painting—it isn't panning around,” says Klina Jordan, the director at Artscape, which represents a group of artists exploring the new medium. Video paintings contain no edits or subsequent manipulation and show the real world in real time. The unexpected restraint of the video painting offers a deep tranquility and immersive subtlety.