This major project is a new film and video piece by international artist Jivko Darakchiev. It explores landscape as a defining feature of collective memory and modern existence. The starting point of Playland was inspired by the striking visual contrast between two major features in the landscapes of South East England and Hauts de France and their respective patrimonial identities; the white chalk cliffs of the Sussex Heritage Coast in England and the black spoil tips (terrils) of Northern France.
Playland is co-curated by Christine Gist & Jim Shea.