On Wednesday 23 May 2012, PastPorte came to install an interactive exhibit they created from Frank Hurley's photographs and film of The Endurance being forced up and out of the ice in October 1915. The exhibit was originally devised for the Antarctic photographic exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery The Heart of the Great Alone. It will now form part of the display in the North Cloister which is a permanent exhibition celebrating the life and achievements of Sir Ernest Shackleton.
The experience is delivered in an antique bellows-style camera, similar to the one Frank Hurley would have used on the expedition. Visitors look into the camera, put their head under the photographic hood and put on the headphones to step into Hurley’s shoes, both visually and aurally. During the installation Michael Garrison was instructed in the maintenance of the camera. CML