Watch, Look, Listen involves interactive artistic, architectural objects and experiences, inspired by historic war-time instruments such as periscopes, parabolic mirrors, camera obscurers, anamorphic images and kaleidoscopes.
The display runs from 6 July to 5 September at Newhaven Fort which dates back to Napoleonic times although the current buildings were installed in the late 1800’s. It was armed in 1873 and upgraded during the two world wars but it never saw action.
The exhibition, by staff and students from the university’s School of Architecture and Design, is in partnership with Wave Leisure which is responsible for operating Newhaven Fort and other leisure Lewes District Council facilities.
The new partnership is exploring ways in which Newhaven Fort may become a new cultural venue for the South Coast whilst offering university students opportunities to apply their creativity.
Nick Gant, Principal Lecturer and researcher at the university, said: “Watch, Look, Listen presents an installation of war-time instruments all of which have relationships to the fort or technologies of the time.