Photographs © Simon Warner / Photographs © Chris Hill
Peace Camp, 2012
A coastal installation celebrating love poetry and landscape
London 2012 Cultural Olympics, UK
Produced by Artichoke; co-commissioned by London 2012 Festival and Derry~Londonderry City of Culture 2013.
Dates: 19 - 22 July, 2012
Cuckmere Haven, Sussex; Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall; Camaes, Anglesey; White Park Bay, Co Antrim; Mussenden Temple, Co Londonderry; Valtos, Isle of Lewis; Fort Diddes, Aberdeenshire; Dusntanburgh, Northumberland
Created by Deborah Warner in collaboration with Fiona Shaw
Soundscape by Mel Mercier
Sound Design by John Del' Nero
Eight murmuring, glowing encampments appeared simultaneously at some of the UK’s most beautiful and remote coastal locations, from County Antrim to the tip of Cornwall, from the Isle of Lewis to the Sussex cliffs. Designed to be visited between dusk and dawn, Peace Camp was a poignant exploration of love poetry and a celebration of the extraordinary variety and beauty of our coastline.
‘Seen from afar, the glowing tents looked like a refugee camp in heaven; minus noise, trash, discord, people and alive with words of love’- Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times, July 2012