Artist Interview – Liz Rideal

Liz Rideal's 'Drop Sari' and 'Ghost Sari', installation view. Photo © ellelens.com

Liz Rideal's 'Drop Sari' and 'Ghost Sari', installation view

Inky traces of a sari physically crumpled through a press contrast with a delicately suspended sari wafting as projected images dance upon it. The viewer is seduced by the work even after the gallery has closed, with an intriguing LED and video projection illuminating the Victorian façade, red brick in the style of architecture common when Manchester was known as Cottonopolis.


The outside, a magical weaving of light…inside…the mirroring of the film outside, creating a sort of Rorschach effect, there’s something mesmeric about it.

Liz Rideal, Artist

Artist Liz Rideal‘s contribution to COTTON: Global Threads encompasses large scale print works and site-specific installations.I caught up with the artist to ask her about the context in which her work is presented in the Whitworth Art Gallery and to describe some of the pieces she is drawn to in the rest of the exhibition.

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About Liza Lemsatef Cunningham

Art, photography, design, tea, dancing. Not necessarily in that order. http://www.ellelens.com @ellelens

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