Portraits of the Working People of Somerset

TR Flaxton

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


This exhibition in the Bath Museum of work, Portraits of the Working People of Somerset, is a product of my 3rd portfolio of work where I explore the effects of high resolution motion Imaging on the human portrait. To enable the creation and dissemination of this work I worked with VisualFields, a non-profit organisation, and Producer Charlotte Humpston to win a Heritage Lottery Award. This work necessitated engaging with the local of Somerset and various partner organisations such as the Bath Museum of Work, the Engine Room and local schools on educational initiatives to produce a set of high resolution moving image portraits that could then be shown life-sized in the venue and therefore necessitated a screen size of 15 foot x 15 foot. Engagement with communities and subsequent attendance at events such as this brings new audiences to digital installations and information presented with the installation reveals the research inquiry and core research questions, plus credits the Heritage Lottery, AHRC and University of Bristol as sponsors of the event. Around 3000 people attended this exhibition which was publicised in the region in Newspapers and on Radio. This exhibition will leave behind it a permanent HD plasma display that continuously shows the portraiture project in perpetuity.
Translated title of the contributionPortraits of the Working People of Somerset
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBath Museum of Work
Media of outputInstallation
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventBath Museum of Work - Bath, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Jul 201127 Sept 2011

Bibliographical note

Medium: High Resolution Digital Installation


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