The Creative Director who bought you Shangri La is back with her most exciting project yet.
We all wouldn’t have minded a ticket to Banksy’s savagely satirical theme-park Dismaland earlier in the year. But as much as we love political street-art at Wonderland, we generally like to keep the good vibes rolling. So, we are pretty ecstatic to hear about the new instillation project by the founder of the Shangri La project at Glastonbury – which, as you may know if you’ve been to the festival in the past few years, creates wholly immersive film sets on a massive interactive scale.
Summerland is the apt name of Deborah Armstrong’s new project: it’s all about recreating a hyper-realistic tropical paradise. Yep, you heard right. And the best bit? It’s scheduled to be open in winter 2016 in London at a currently secret large scale venue. The instillation is being created using film industry set techniques, and is supposed to be a place where winter-frazzled Brits can take a holiday in a day – which, let’s be honest, we could all do with.
What’s more to help us visualise Summerland, they’ve created an incredible virtual-tour video like something out of an Avatar-Club Med (as good as it sounds). There will be no shortage of bars and sand, as well as blissfully warm weather, and even a 40 ft waterfall! After all that relaxing, things get a bit more festival-y at night with DJs and a tropical-party-island atmosphere so you can relive that Fullmoon Party you always wanted to go to. It’s all crowd funded (as is only right in 2015) so if you felt like playing your part in what will definitely be the best winter event of next year – ice-skating eat your heart out – then you know what to do.