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Arcadia Revisited

Date uploaded: October 28, 2008

Arcadia Revisited is a new research and development project to develop creative tools that can capture a ‘sense of place’ and be used to inform future planning processes.

Artists David Cotterrell and Alex Murdin are exploring what it means to live in a coastal community and are pinning down the often intangible elements that create a ‘sense of place’. Arcadia Revisited looks again at the vision which led to the creation of many holiday communities by the sea, such as Jaywick, drawing on the ancient Greek concept of ‘arcadia’: an idyllic vision of the wilderness, a natural utopia.

During November and December 2008, the role of the Martello Tower in Jaywick, Clacton, Essex, will become a place for the artists to collect information and for people to contribute to Arcadia Revisited , helping to promote this unique coastal community.

David Cotterrell has developed a new interactive digital map using technology commonly used in flight simulators and gaming technology.  This map will be projected in Jaywick's Martello Tower and visitors will be invited to record their views, memories, photos, voices and other information about Jaywick.

Alex Murdin has created ‘Jaywick, wicked!’ - a Tourist Board for Jaywick with a difference: it focuses on the ordinary places of Jaywick and asks people to promote their favourite sites. Y

Follow this link to view the 'Jaywick, wicked!' website

The Arcadia Revisited project was developed by Landscape+Arts Network Services in partnership with Essex County Council. 

Visit www.jaywickmartellotower.org

Jaywick, wicked! by Alex Murdin

Jaywick, wicked! by Alex Murdin