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Ann-Marie LeQuesne

Re-enactments of a photograph taken at the execution of the Emperor Maximilian in Mexico on June 19, 1867.

Ann-Marie LeQuesne has worked closely with Gasworks Gallery to produce Shoot, a project that explores the viewers' relationship to media imagery. Shoot investigates our interest in public and historical events and the role we play as spectators.

Ann Marie
has re-constructed the photograph taken at the execution of the Emperor Maximilian, also the subject of several of Manet's most famous paintings. Participants were asked to replicate the positioning of the subjects in the original photograph (a cartes de visite-photographic calling card). The resulting documentation was exhibited at Gasworks Gallery in June 2001 alongside a copy of the original image. Participants in Shoot were issued with a copy of their photograph, mirroring the wide distribution of cartes de visite in the 19th century. In the Crimean War and the American Civil War spectators regularly took picnic baskets to the fields to watch the ongoing battle. Photography enabled wider and much larger audiences, and to assist the public in this new way of experiencing events, early photographers often collaged spectators onto their images. For Shoot, LeQuesne will continue this practice, adding both spectators and participants.

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Ann-Marie has worked on a range of projects that examine the social structures behind the taking of photographs- the occasions that precipitate photographs and the forms of interaction possible between the subject, photographer and viewer. Recent projects include the Annual Group Photograph, an ongoing work which has taken place at the Albert Hall, and the Millennium Dome. Ann-Marie's fourth Annual Group Photograph took place at Battersea Power Station in Spring and was exhibited at the Pump House Gallery May 4th- June 17th 2001.

Ann-Marie LeQuesne

Re-enactments of a photograph taken at the execution of the Emperor Maximilian in Mexico on June 19, 1867.

Ann-Marie LeQuesne has worked closely with Gasworks Gallery to produce Shoot, a project that explores the viewers' relationship to media imagery. Shoot investigates our interest in public and historical events and the role we play as spectators.

Ann Marie
has re-constructed the photograph taken at the execution of the Emperor Maximilian, also the subject of several of Manet's most famous paintings. Participants were asked to replicate the positioning of the subjects in the original photograph (a cartes de visite-photographic calling card). The resulting documentation was exhibited at Gasworks Gallery in June 2001 alongside a copy of the original image. Participants in Shoot were issued with a copy of their photograph, mirroring the wide distribution of cartes de visite in the 19th century. In the Crimean War and the American Civil War spectators regularly took picnic baskets to the fields to watch the ongoing battle. Photography enabled wider and much larger audiences, and to assist the public in this new way of experiencing events, early photographers often collaged spectators onto their images. For Shoot, LeQuesne will continue this practice, adding both spectators and participants.

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Ann-Marie has worked on a range of projects that examine the social structures behind the taking of photographs- the occasions that precipitate photographs and the forms of interaction possible between the subject, photographer and viewer. Recent projects include the Annual Group Photograph, an ongoing work which has taken place at the Albert Hall, and the Millennium Dome. Ann-Marie's fourth Annual Group Photograph took place at Battersea Power Station in Spring and was exhibited at the Pump House Gallery May 4th- June 17th 2001.

Catalogue

A catalogue, with an essay by Rachel Withers, was published to coincide with the exhibition Shoot at Gasworks Gallery from June 13th - July 15th.