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Jubilee
A View from the Crowd
Kensington Palace

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Large video installation produced for Newangle Productions
A double projection mapped across hundreds of gauze strips

Jubilee - a view from the crowd, a new temporary exhibition, will explore Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee of 1897 from the point of view of those who celebrated it, from duchesses to newspaper sellers. Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897 was a momentous occasion, celebrated the length and breadth of the British Empire.  

Victoria was the first monarch to have reigned for sixty years and this remarkable achievement was marked by festivities and commemorative events as diverse as Victoria's subjects. At the heart of these celebrations was a grand procession on 22 June 1897 in London, which took Victoria from Buckingham Palace to St Paul's Cathedral for a service of thanksgiving, before crossing over the river, through Southwark and back to the Palace. Containing 50,000 troops, London was thronged with 3 million people, all eager to catch a glimpse of the queen. 

Working with Acme Design Studios, Newangle produced this large video installation to agument the experience of being in the crowd to watch Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee parade celebrations.

   
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