"A unique opportunity for the public to participate in the creation of a major new work of art"

In 2012, The Future Tense brought the excitement and drama of a Gérard Rancinan Photoshoot to the public as part of its Wonderful World exhibition.

As part of its ongoing commitment to public engagement with the arts, The Future Tense invited people to the gallery during the opening weekend to cast as models for the final portrait in the ‘Wonderful World’ series – the concluding act in the epic seven-year ‘Trilogy of the Moderns’ – developed in conjunction with writer Caroline Gaudriault.

After casting was completed, the new work – pictured above – was shot entirely on-site in the gallery, in view of the attending press and public.

A video of the Gérard Rancinan Photoshoot can be found here.

The image was then processed, printed and mounted in Paris, and shipped back to London in record time, before being unveiled as part of a special evening reception featuring a panel talk with Gérard Rancinan, Caroline Gaudriault, photography expert Sebastien Montabonel and critic Sue Steward.

The project was featured widely in the press, including a DPS in the London Evening Standard.

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