“Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.” Voltaire
The city of Southend was built in the 18th century as a place of entertainment and leisure. Times change, novelties fade and fall into abeyance, but the sea, the pier and the fun remain.
The Landscape of Pleasure is an expressionistic visit to Southend, travelling from the station to the sea, through the maelstrom of the crowds and hurly-burly of the seafront, out along the pier to the shining sea.
Made for the "Artside" Arts Festival Southend on Sea
GILLIAN MCIVER AND CATIA OTT