Where have we been – What are we at?

Well, after a busy month free-lancing for the Diamond Jubilee and various Olympic 2012 events, we thought we’d probably best run an update on what we’re moving onto in the next week. Proudly working with the production teams from Artichoke & Smallworld this is our largest projects to date.

Our assigned responsibility is for the setup, the establishment, the control and overall direction of the audio & visual elements of both encampments in Northern Ireland: Downhill & Whitepark Bay. The Downhill encampment is quite unique in that we are also creating an install inside Mussenden Temple itself….

It is in fact actually worth noting that this is probably one of the largest art/audio/soundscape installs ever created in the United Kingdom. We are extremely proud to be working alongside the production teams from Artichoke & Smallworld, and hope to be working with them again soon in the future.

This is www.PeaceCamp2012.com; A coastal installation celebrating love poetry and landscape.

Something extraordinary is happening this year as part of the London 2012 Festival. Inspired by the Olympic Truce, whose roots date back to Ancient Greece, renowned director Deborah Warner has been commissioned to create a coastal installation encircling the UK in collaboration with actor Fiona Shaw.

Eight murmuring, glowing encampments will appear simultaneously at some of our 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 is a poignant exploration of love poetry and a celebration of the extraordinary variety and beauty of our coastline.

Alongside the live installations, the project will also paint an audible portrait of the nation with the creation of a virtual Peace Camp online. The people of the UK are invited to nominate and record their favourite love poems and submit their own messages, creating an online anthology that celebrates our languages, dialects and accents as well as our rich poetic tradition.

Check out some more video from the production team :

Alastair Goolden, Part One from Artichoke Trust on Vimeo.

Alastair Goolden, Part Two from Artichoke Trust on Vimeo.