PHOTO-ME WERE DELIGHTED TO SPONSOR LIZ RIDEAL’S ARTWORK FOR ‘SHARED’, A FOUR DAY EXHIBITION IN SUPPORT OF MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
In 1985 Liz Rideal was loaned a photobooth by Photo-Me which she used to make a 2 x 5 metre collage called IDENTITY. This work had great success and led her to adopt the booth as her primary mode of artistic practice. When approached by the Macmillan Charity, Liz Rideal agreed to return to the medium for the first time in 15 years, and Photo-Me were delighted to sponsor her work again.
Liz Rideal explains
“As ever, in my experience with Photo-Me, the team who delivered and set up the machine were fantastic: friendly, helpful and efficient. The software installed worked brilliantly in relation to the overall image that I had envisaged, and they also gave a lesson in how to change the paper should the roll to run out.”
As part of the Macmillian De’Longhi Art Programme, a four day exhibition called SHARED was held at Somerset House. Guests at the exhibition were able to take part in Liz Rideal’s Checkmate Squared; a photo collage made up from photographs of guests that were taken using our Vintage booth.
The concept for Check-mate Squared, was to use the vintage booth with tailor made software that showed black and white border side panels. The collage, made of black and white squares formed of 6 participants photos, had the potential to involve 384 individual sitters in the making of a standard 64 squared chess-board over the period of the exhibition.
At the close of the exhibition the separate elements of the board were dismantled, each strip was signed by the artist and returned to the owner with a final printed photograph of the chessboard. Macmillan staff helped form the work and each participant donated £20 to become part of the art work.
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