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Scott King: A New Life in Frigg

  • Where:
    Firstsite, Lewis Gardens High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH
  • When:
    16 June to 2 September
    10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Every:
    Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Next On:
    June 24th 2018 at 10:00am
  • How much:
    Free
  • Contact:
    01206 713 700
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Exhibitions
Scott King: A New Life in Frigg
'Perhaps the only way forward is to go back?'

Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to present A New Life in Frigg, an exhibition by the artist and graphic designer Scott King. In the show King invites visitors to the fictional town of Frigg, which is based on the former Butlins holiday camp at Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. It is part of the artist's ongoing Butlins-inspired series Britlin's - a combination of the words 'Britain' and 'Butlins' - that plays with the power of collective nostalgia to reimagine a new society modeled on an idealised vision of the past.

A New Life in Frigg explores the idea of the 1970s holiday camp as utopian micro-societies, remembered through the colourful, hyperreal photography that was used on promotional postcards. Produced by the John Hinde Studio, these elaborately staged and cinematically lit images have informed the ironic euphoria of Britlin's' design vocabulary.