Edge 7: Kunst Macht Frei

Saturday 17th June

Hitler signpost listening to voices that will be heard

Controversy about the scallop

Dawn and dusk

Aldeburgh Open Studios

Brian Coetzee – very atmospheric watercolour on silk


and seagulls

The Scallop

Hambling also designed the controversial Scallop sculpture on the beach at Aldeburgh that references the life and work of Benjamin Britten whose opera Peter Grimes was based on Aldeburgh. Part of the controversy comes from continuing homophobia of protesters.

The words read:

I hear those voices that will not be drowned

This first video below begins with very atmospheric photography of the Scallop and sea and sky in Aldeburgh to Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes opera – then unfortunately it descends into farce.

This second video has film of Maggi Hambling sketching to the Storm section from Peter Grimes opera.

Do final video where sea takes over