Dreamland by the Sea
Claire Paice

Dreamland by the Sea is composed of 23 images and fragmented thoughts made in (and in relation to) Margate, England in 2017. Morris dancers lead a procession in to Dreamland — a once seaside mecca for British families in the 1950s. The ensuing imagery and text suggest a forgotten oasis — vacant landscapes depleting of pigment feel more reminiscent of a wasteland. The dreamland that transpires is both familiar and foreign, permeated by an imminent sense of unease.