Splicing Time by Liz Rideal (2017)
Artist in residence
January-June 2017

18th century Italian landscape revisited.

Award-winning artist Liz Rideal was in residence at UCL Art Museum during the Legacy: Richard Cooper Jnr and the Artist's Album exhibition from January to June 2017. 

Rideal’s Leverhulme Fellowship entitled Splicing Time focused on Rome and the Roman Campagna. She created and discovered connections between contemporary and archived photographs, prints, maps and artworks held in archives and collections, particularly that of the British School at Rome.

Further information and images are available on the artist's website.

Rideal's objective was to create images, curate period photographs and organise these into an interactive digital map of Rome and the Campagna. She drew together academic and contemporary strands of data in order to visualize layers of time by interfacing with Google maps using hyperlinks and geographical references.

Richard Cooper Jnr’s prints illustrate the eighteenth century enthusiasm for the Italian landscape seen while on the Grand Tour. Originally gathered in albums this practice provides the perfect vehicle for new work by Rideal, relating to the album format and the picturesque. Click here to learn more about Rideal's project.

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