Artistic call for peace is really in tents; PREVIEW: Peace Camp, Cemaes Bay, Anglesey.* N art installation will be appearing on Anglesey from dusk to dawn during the next four days as part of the Olympic celebrations.
Peace Camp is director Deborah Warner's co-commission for the London 2012 Festival and City of Culture 2013.
It has been created in collaboration with actor Fiona Shaw and musician and composer Mel Mercier.
The installation artwork will appear from dusk until dawn, 9.30pm until 5.30am, from today until Sunday at coastal locations throughout the UK, including Cemaes Bay, on the Anglesey coast.
Warner's artwork is a series of glowing encampments of tents set against some of the most stunning scenery of our coastline.
From dusk until dawn, visitors will be able to wander freely through the installation of softly-illuminated tents at Cemaes Bay on Anglesey, and hear Mercier's soundscape sound·scape
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Shaw has worked with Mercier on the soundscape, and has collected hundreds of recordings by actors, poets and writers, and the general public.
Their murmuring voices have been woven together into a symphony of sound: love poetry, words, signals and noises, all play in counterpoint to the ambient sounds of the natural environment.
The soundscape will encompass poems from across the centuries and in all the languages and accents of our islands, including the anonymous Scots Gaelic Noun 1. Scots Gaelic - the Gaelic of Scotland
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Peace Camp is intended to be a quiet and contemplative experience, and numbers of visitors attending at any one time will be monitored.
Warner's commission 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, with light and sound, in a symbolic call to peace.
* Peace Camp is at Cemaes Bay, Anglesey from today until Sunday from 9.30pm until 5.30am. For full details, visit www.peacecamp2012.com