"Art is a guarantee of sanity" Louise Bourgeois
Playland: There and Here opened at Electo Studios Project Space-ESPS, Seaside Road, St Leonards-on-Sea on 3 November 2016 until 20 November.
In addition to Darakchiev’s film People Pebble, a still b/w lightbox image & series of b/w photographs shot in the film’s locations, the exhibition’s public engagement element featured a collection of photographs & a film of & by participants from The Links Project, St Leonards. These works captured the participants’ encounters with local landscapes, community & heritage while reflecting their responses to time & place. Victoria Cristal, Lyudmila Georgieva & Igor Palmik chose to work in Alexandra Park, a place which held special memories for them. All elements were brought together in collaboration with artists Nicole Zaaroura & Sharon Haward & presented alongside Darakchiev’s installation.
Playland: There and Here was realised through Hastings Borough Council’s Match Funding Scheme