Glowing review for art installation at Cuckmere Haven

Peace Camp, Cuckmere Haven, Seven Sisters, Seaford.''2012 art installation
Peace Camp, Cuckmere Haven, Seven Sisters, Seaford.''2012 art installation

AN ART INSTALLATION which was made of a collection of glowing tents at Cuckmere Haven attracted more than 2,500 visitors.

Peace Camp, with its accompanying soundtrack, was Deborah Warner’s co-commission for the London 2012 Festival and City of Culture 2013.

It was created in collaboration with actor Fiona Shaw and musician and composer Mel Mercier.

The artwork appeared from dusk until dawn, 9.30pm to 5.30am, over four nights until July 22 at eight locations, including at the Seven Sisters.

Warner’s artwork is a series of glowing encampments of tents set against some of the most breathtaking scenery of our coastline.

Visitors could wander freely through the installation of softly-illuminated tents as they hear Mel Mercier’s accompanying soundscape which draws together love poetry of the British Isles and sounds of the natural environment.

Peace Camp is inspired by the United Nations Olympic Truce, which calls on countries worldwide to lay down their arms for the duration of the Olympic Games.

Visitor Trudi Charlwood said: “For as the dawn awoke the soundscape and scenery seemed to merge into something so beautiful, it was breath taking.”