Gabriel Lester's The Electrified Line allows you to climb up the steps of its bamboo structure and gives access to fantastic views of the Harbour Railway Viaduct.
Alex Hartley's, Vigil, takes the form of a 'camp' suspended on the side of a hotel which overlooks the English Channel. It represents those that are segregated from society, either for economic or social reasons, or those that choose to be hermits and wish to oversee the world from a distance. The artist and some volunteers are observing from the highest point of this building as part of the project.
The final piece that has gripped people across the UK due to its news coverage is Michael Sailstorfer's Folkestone Dig. This is the kind of conceptual art I find fascinating. Just look at the photographs below I took of just some of the hoards of people who have come to Folkestone, equipped with metal detectors and spades to find one of the thirty 24-carat gold bars buried at the harbour! Observing the people, young and old, hunting for treasure at low tide gave me really mixed thoughts. The sense of community and common goal, as well as family fun was palpable. But then of course it also exposes the lengths that people can go to for financial gain! I generally think people are engaging with the project and having fun, but seeing it as a piece of conceptual art, it is a really intriguing social experiment to watch unfold.
If Hartley and his team are watching over the dig from the top of the hotel, are they seeing the cold side of capitalism, or a community celebrating equality?