Photographers Gallery

Instant Chimera was an interactive installation commissioned by The Photographers' Gallery, London

By connecting a push-button activated printer to the gallery's CCTV network we turned the surveillance into an 8 metre instant self portraiture device

Upon pressing the button an image is captured of that moment and the preceding 5 second intervals leading up to it. Images were instantly printed and immediately published on a dedicated website

The installation combined the studio interests in image making, branded environments and exploring the relevance of both new and outdated technology

See all the entries from the installation at


The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Concept and design – Andrew Foxall and Iain Foxall / Foxall Studio

Website – Sebastien Dehesdin

Electronics – Ben Barwise

Animations – Joe Lewis

Production – Louise at Foxall Studio

Stills – Tim Bowditch



Camera/Post – Liboni Munnings

Direction/Edit – Foxall Studio

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