SLIDESHOW: Peace Camp at Cuckmere Haven

A COLLECTION of tents with an accompanying soundtrack makes up Peace Camp, now installed at Cuckmere Haven.

Peace Camp is Deborah Warner’s co-commission for the London 2012 Festival and City of Culture 2013, created in collaboration with actor Fiona Shaw and musician and composer Mel Mercier.

The artwork will appear from dusk until dawn, 9.30pm to 5.30am, over four nights until July 22 at eight locations, including 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 will be able to 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.

As dusk begins to fall, the artworks will flicker to life, encircling the UK in a symbolic call to peace.