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Bearpits+Landmines by Anna Best - Launched at WOMAD

Date uploaded: July 31, 2013

Artlands and Anna Best present Bearpits+Landmines - a computer game for i-phone and web in collaboration with digital production company Mudlark. Bearpits+Landmines has explored a mutable, tangential set of ideas and images surrounding the delivery of Cyclopark - Kent’s largest project in the Olympic year of 2012.

Bearpits+Landmines was launched as part of Rumble, Rattle and Spark: Fire and Explosives in Artists' Film at WOMAD Festival 2013 (25th-28th July 2013). Flames, smoke and sonic booms are linked to ideas of both good and evil: the fires of Hell and the comforting flames of the home hearth; the causes of death and destruction, and the celebratory use of fire in festivities throughout time. The programme includes work by artists who are attracted to the transformative power of fire and explosives, and others who have considered the personal and political impact of the explosive's destructive force.

Bearpits+landmines is the final part of a residency and commision at the Cyclopark, Gravesend and is supported by the Arts Council England, Homes and Communities Agency, Kent County Council, Eu interreg iv. British cycling and the Collier Ferguson Trust.

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