Slade School of Fine Art



Liz Rideal's Indian Journal

Liz Rideal was invited by Professor Gill Perry of the Open Arts Archive to consider recording her views about the nature of creativity and the processes of making art, whilst on a cotton research trip in India funded by the British Academy. The purpose of the visit was to shoot film, take still images and collect samples of contemporary cotton; to comment on these processes and with her co-researcher Professor Stephanie Tailby, to interview people involved in the textile trade.

The film is projected by night onto the two sets of vertical stairwell windows at the Whitworth Art Gallery. Light Curtain illuminates the windows accompanied by LEDs in other parts of the building, evoking a twinkling Victorian/Indian Gothic cake with cascades of colour and light

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