The enormous projection that dominated the façade of Buckingham Palace in April has been recognised with a Guinness World Record for the highest number of artists involved in a single art installation.
A complex array of projectors was assembled around the Royal palace to project video artwork featuring 32 animated mosaic portraits of the Queen onto the unique projector screen. It was spearheaded by Projection Studio visual artist, Ross Ashton, but was instigated by The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts and involved the artwork of more than 200,000 children.
Projectors involved in the artwork – which was entitled Face Britain – was supplied by Panasonic and Barco.
Ashton worked with technologist, Boris Glazer, to tailor his Mazaika software to process all of the images submitted by the children and fit them together to compose the 32 images of the Queen.
Ashton also worked with Scott Burgess, from projector specialists Creative Technology, to design the projector array and accompanying hardware. It was set up in a network of hides and podiums, and saw the projectors placed unobtrusively behind the pillars of the Palace’s front wall, so as not to form any obstruction to the view.