Postcards from an East Brighton childhood is a pop up lenticular animation installation, a room with a view depicting East Brighton from the racecourse to the seafront. The "room" is inspired by The Hill - White hawk (by author Dave Bangs), its rare blue butterflies, and down land flowers are interactive in the wallpaper, whilst a chair with hidden digital animated imagery, reflects the greenness of the area. The table is covered with interactive postcards of East Brighton animated with plastic lens. The installation brought to life by the sounds of childhood, and stories from local residents of all ages from across the area in this homage to Whitehawk. Imagery on the walls interactively reflects the stories being recalled.
Artist Bonny Cummins has collaborated with sound artist and producer Josh, founder of WavMachine.com who has blended the voices and stories with the images. The postcards theme has been inspired by White hawk photographer and author Fred Nutley of East Brighton Bygones and by a road trip around Whitehawk with ex-resident Den . Den vividly recalls his happy childhood of the 1940s/50s to the artist, as he drives , pointing out his childhood haunts, the hill and breathtaking views from the racecourse, shops long gone, streets re routed, old Whitehawk. Voices of the children of the City Academy respond to black and white pictures of Den’s Whitehawk with interest and their own anecdotes. The atmospheric soundscape merges the eras and the interactive imagery.