Dig Deep

Dig Deep is a new audio work, by artist Karolina Raczynski and combines extracts from many interviews recorded over zoom during the UK’s third national lock-down, with contributions gratefully received from: Christine Binnie, Trista Clifford, Kelly Van Doorn, Camilla Francombe, Laura Murphy, Claire Piper, Jo Seaman, Helen Warren and John Warren.

Dig Deep brings together local voices with unique connections to and perspectives on an archaeological dig that took place in Eastbourne (St Anne’s Hill) in 1997.  Listening to this, you will sense the patience, care, thrill and wonder of discovering the fascinating artefacts that were unearthed during this dig. Conversations explore themes of movement, belonging, legacy and identity, and how these objects continue to connect us.

With thanks to Archaeology South-East UCL, Eastbourne Natural History & Archaeological Society,  and Heritage Eastbourne.

Part of England’s Creative Coast.


Dig Deep I

In Dig Deep I, you will hear an introduction to the delicate process of digging during an excavation.


Dig Deep II

In Dig Deep II, you will hear reflections on three grave goods excavated from the St Anne’s Hill site; the dress pin, a zoomorphic brooch, and glass claw beaker.


Dig Deep III

In Dig Deep III, you will hear thoughts on the role of archaeology and storytelling in memory, legacy, and looking forwards.