06 September 2014

Art in Folkestone

The Wind Lift - wonderful - it works on air power
"The Luckiest Place on Earth" - exchange your penny for a lucky one
One of the Pent houses over the tidal river Pent (by Diane Dever & Jonathan Wright)

A short climb to see the view
What is it? How does it make you feel? Emma Hart's installation

Gabriel Lester's Cross-track Observation Deck has a good view of the harbour as well as abandoned rail lines

The old train station, with neon installation by Tim Etchells

Andy Goldsworthy covered up a shop window with clay ...

... also the stairs next door ... it's all drying out

One of the Whithervanes ("a neurotic early worrying system")

Pablo Bronstein's riff on Hawksmoor, among the beach huts
Nor were these all - see others at the Folkestone Triennial site, or better yet go there and walk around and find them. The "bell on the beach" is still there, and Tracey Emin's little teddy at the railway station, and more than a dozen artworks that have been purchased from previous triennials.
Each one of Mark Wallinger's "Folk Stones" represents a soldier killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme
Time being short at the moment, I'll leave it to you to click on the links to find out more about the works, rather than trying to say something cogent, insightful, wise, or amusing about them.

Also showing, "I'd still like to the she Governor..." at the Brewery Tap - Steph Goodger and Julian Row's prisons, prison ships, slave ships -

Finally, an idea for my own  in-your-dreams, purely-for-the-hell-of-it project, should anyone want to commission it for the next triennial or for anywhere really -
... to delineate the layers of pavement-patching with coloured outlines -
 or better yet, with gold leaf

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