PLaRM lecturer works on Tower of London Poppy installation films: Post from Perform@tees

Since spring 2014, associate lecturer Peter Wilkinson has been producing video content for the Historic Royal Palaces and the Tower of London, documenting the creation and installation of their well publicised art installation and commemoration, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by ceramic artist Paul Cummins.

Two films have been created so far and have been published on Youtube and Vimeo, with more work to follow in the future. The installation involved the creation and planting of 888,246 ceramic poppies in the moat of the Tower of London – one poppy for each British and Colonial fatality during the First World War.

The two films can be seen here:

Making the poppies:

Installing the poppies:


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