Art & Design: Peace Camp by Deborah Warner

British theater director Deborah Warner’s installation, Peace Camp saw over 2,000 glowing tents light up the British coastline, last week.

Celebrating “ love, poetry and landscape,” eight remote, coastal locations were chosen for the project, which invited visitors to each site to wander amongst hundreds of illuminated tents, listening to the poetry recordings of Carol Ann Duffy and John Donne, intermingled with the natural sounds of the environment.

As part of the London 2012 Festival, the immersive “soundscape” was realized by creative agency Artichoke, and featured a plethora of languages, accents and dialects spoken throughout history: some of which you can hear in the video above.

In addition to the outdoor spectacle, Peace Camp has asked visitors to contribute to the project by submitting their own poems, recordings and photographs via the project website.  This will eventually be archived by the British Library, to create an “online anthology that celebrates our rich poetic tradition.” – You can see more from this poignant project here. – Samantha Fox

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