Peace Camp and Nowhere Island

Posted In Beach Art, Celebrate
Jul
21


“Something extraordinary is happening this weekend as part of the London 2012 Festival. Inspired by the Olympic Truce, renowned director Deborah Warner, in collaboration with Fiona Shaw, has been commissioned to create Peace Camp, a coastal installation encircling the UK. Watch the short film of Peace Camp at Dunstanburgh Castle for a flavour of the live events happening all over the UK this weekend.” Photo source Paul Lindsay/Peace Camp, Captions—Peace Camp

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On the shore below the jagged-toothed ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle on the Northumberland coast, 420 domed tents have sprung up. White and dead-looking by day, they begin to blush as the unwilling northern dusk gathers, then they start to glow, pulsating with a pinkish light. If you walk among them, you begin to hear, above the batter of waves on rock, a fragmentary soundscape of poems about love, and Shakespeare.

Peace Camp, from director Deborah Warner and actor Fiona Shaw, and Nowhereisland, by artist Alex Hartley, are, in their different ways, about tracing and animating the British coastline. They aim to bring art to the extremes of the land, where it rarely reaches, just as that great gathering of nations, the Olympics, begins…

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Peace Camp
“Something extraordinary is happening this weekend as part of the London 2012 Festival. Inspired by the Olympic Truce, renowned director Deborah Warner, in collaboration with Fiona Shaw, has been commissioned to create Peace Camp, a coastal installation encircling the UK. Watch the short film of Peace Camp at Dunstanburgh Castle for a flavour of the live events happening all over the UK this weekend.”

Nowhereisland
Nowhereisland is an artwork by Alex Hartley which has caught the imagination of thousands of people across the world. Over 6400 people from just under 100 countries have already signed up to be citizens, contributing to the online constitution and responding to the year-long Resident Thinkers programme. More than 20 schools and community groups across the South West are helping to plan how they will welcome Nowhereisland to their local port.

Featured Photograph: Paul Lindsay/Peace Camp, Captions—Peace Camp

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