Riverside Studios

 

This was carried out in the foyer gallery at Riverside Studios in London. It consisted of 35 screens, each 1.8m high by 0.5m wide, which together formed a panoramic reflection of the public space facing them and the people who used it.

The main photos were each taken from the exact position in which the corresponding print was subsequently located and at an angle of 90 degrees from the wall. Each photo therefore carries a certain amount of information in common with the ones next to it and the degree of overlap depends on the distance between the camera and the thing recorded. One of the important aspects of the work is the changing relationship between near and distant objects in each print and the way in which particular bits of information appear to change relative positions.

On the right hand side of the installation photos were taken not just from flat against the wall, but also from 1.2m, 2.4m, 3.6m out, getting progressively closer to the subject. The resulting prints were suspended 30cm, 60cm, 90cm out from the wall, producing progressive distortions of space and scale.

On the left hand side photos were taken at various angles from the wall and the resulting prints suspended in such a way as to point directly at the area they recorded.

The whole work attempted to literally reflect a composite impression of the space and its people at a particular instant of time. The ability to see both the reflection and the original simultaneously was crucial to the effectiveness of the piece.

Riverside Studios

 

This was carried out in the foyer gallery at Riverside Studios in London. It consisted of 35 screens, each 1.8m high by 0.5m wide, which together formed a panoramic reflection of the public space facing them and the people who used it.

The main photos were each taken from the exact position in which the corresponding print was subsequently located and at an angle of 90 degrees from the wall. Each photo therefore carries a certain amount of information in common with the ones next to it and the degree of overlap depends on the distance between the camera and the thing recorded. One of the important aspects of the work is the changing relationship between near and distant objects in each print and the way in which particular bits of information appear to change relative positions.

On the right hand side of the installation photos were taken not just from flat against the wall, but also from 1.2m, 2.4m, 3.6m out, getting progressively closer to the subject. The resulting prints were suspended 30cm, 60cm, 90cm out from the wall, producing progressive distortions of space and scale.

On the left hand side photos were taken at various angles from the wall and the resulting prints suspended in such a way as to point directly at the area they recorded.

The whole work attempted to literally reflect a composite impression of the space and its people at a particular instant of time. The ability to see both the reflection and the original simultaneously was crucial to the effectiveness of the piece.

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